LINGUISTICS & CULTURE
|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.
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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