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Anna P
Brazil

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I have just written a short evaluation to be sent to one of my private studentīs school.  I havenīt been writing reports for a while and I would like to know how if it is still OK to use the heading īTo whom it may concernī. It sounds so outdated!
Thanks for your help.
Anna

5 Jan 2009      



gaby_mn
United States

Hi Anna P.  Iīd say if you donīt know the name of the person youīre writing to, itīs your best option, specially if you want to make it more formal, because you could always write the olī Dear ______________ . I was investigating the same to write a business letter and was told this.

5 Jan 2009     



Zora
Canada

Yes, you can use "to whom it may concern" or "Dear sir/madam." both are acceptable options. Although, if you know the surname of the person involved, that would even be better. Also, it may sound outdated but it is in fact, very professional (or/and formal) sounding.

5 Jan 2009     



Anna P
Brazil

Thanks, Gaby and Zora.
I donīt know to whom the boyīs mother wants to send the report so I will write īTo whom it may concernī.
Thanks again.
Anna

5 Jan 2009