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Addressing Couples: When they are using two names or are unmarried

September 11, 2018 Comments Off on Addressing Couples: When they are using two names or are unmarried

Q: I’m confused about how to write to some of my friends. What’s the correct way to address a married couple when the wife has kept her own name? What about addressing a couple who live together but aren’t married?

A: In addressing the married couple, write their names on the same line: “Ms. Carolyn Smith and Mr. Anthony Simpson.” In the case of an unmarried couple who live together, write the names on separate lines:

Ms. Mary Jones

Mr. Calvin King

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