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Autor:  Dale/RS
E-mail:  dale.thomas@hy.com.br
Data:  12/MAI/2006 12:00 PM
Assunto:  Aos cuidados de...

"In care of John Smith" (C/o John Smith) is not the same thing as "Attention:  John Smith".


(1) You want to send a letter to John Smith, but he is not at his normal residence or place of employment.  Let's say that he is staying with a friend in another city.  To ensure that it gets to the right person, you send it:


Mr. John Smith

C/o Mr. Frank Baker

789 Cherokee Ave.

Dallas, TX


As I recall, if the letter requires a signature to verify delivery and John Smith is not available, Frank Baker's signature would be accepted by the mailman. 


(2) You are sending a fax or letter to FIAT in Los Angeles.  You want it to reach the desk of John Smith.  You send it:


Attn:  Mr. John Smith


123 4th Street,


Note that John Smith is known at that address.  By putting his name on the envelope, it can be delivered to him unopened. 

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Aos cuidados de...  –  Priscilla  12/MAI/2006, 10:01 AM
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Aos cuidados de = care of = c/o  –  Márcio Osório  12/MAI/2006, 11:17 AM
Aos cuidades de...  –  orlando  12/MAI/2006, 11:26 AM
 Aos cuidados de...  –  Dale/RS  12/MAI/2006, 12:00 PM
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