English Idioms

Dear sir or madam

Hello to you this rainy summer morning illuminated only by the gymglish lesson. But tell me please:
When do I have to write "To whom it may concern" instead of
"Dear sir or madam"?

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  • To whom it may concern would generally be used when writing a letter reference for a former employee to an unknown entity ie a ccompany (common in the UK when you leave an employment and ask your boss to give a written review of your work / presence in that company) - Dear Sir or Madam i think is more precise because you are adressing a a person.
    Hope this helps

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