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Autor:  Miguel Vieira
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Data:  26/FEV/2003 7:17 PM
Assunto:  Re: Commercial Letter
 
Mensagem:  Andresa, the English "you" can be addressed to anyone, from the President on down to a bus driver. It is perfectly ok to address to anyone as "you". No native speaker would take it in an offensive way.
The only exceptions are when addressing celebrity foreign Presidents, Kings and Ambassadors. In this case, you would say your excellency/highness or majesty. Even so, if one were to address someone of these categories with a "you", it would be ok.

I guess the english language is a bit more democratic than portuguese.


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 English Made in Brazil -- English, Portuguese, & contrastive linguistics
Commercial Letter  –  Andressa  26/FEV/2003, 4:24 PM
Re: Commercial Letter  –  Kelly  26/FEV/2003, 4:49 PM
Re: Commercial Letter  –  Andressa  26/FEV/2003, 6:56 PM
Re: Commercial Letter  –  Kelly  27/FEV/2003, 11:31 AM
Did you forget me? ;.(  –  Kelly  27/FEV/2003, 4:27 PM
Re: Commercial Letter  –  Ricardo - EMB -  26/FEV/2003, 6:30 PM
Re: Commercial Letter  –  Andressa  26/FEV/2003, 6:48 PM
 Re: Commercial Letter  –  Miguel Vieira  26/FEV/2003, 7:17 PM
Re: Commercial Letter  –  Andressa  26/FEV/2003, 7:25 PM
Sample Business Letters  –  Jonas  26/FEV/2003, 9:18 PM
Re: Sample Business Letters  –  Jonas  26/FEV/2003, 9:21 PM
Re: Commercial Letter  –  Ligia  03/ABR/2003, 12:30 AM
Re: Commercial Letter  –  Philippe  20/SET/2003, 1:48 PM

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