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Allowing for Inflation #1 (permalink) Sat Jul 09, 2016 21:58 pm   Allowing for Inflation
 

Dear members,

After the question Anglophile raised, I am not if it is right to write

Dear Members or Dear members ;-) Although I think the second one is correct.
Anyway, I was reading an article about congenital defects and faced with the sentence I pasted below and again there I found something I cannot understand, and again as usual I would be greatful if you could let me know what the red part mean.

Every year governments spend more and more on health, even after allowing for inflation.

Thanks in advanced,
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Re: Allowing for Inflation #2 (permalink) Sun Jul 10, 2016 16:20 pm   Re: Allowing for Inflation
 

Thank you for watching the discussion about my question, Swan.

What I would suggest is use 'Dear Members' if they are members of a legislature or a very important/elite organization.

'To allow for' means 'to consider' or 'to take into account'.
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Re: Allowing for Inflation #3 (permalink) Sun Jul 10, 2016 20:26 pm   Re: Allowing for Inflation
 

Swan wrote:
Dear members,

After the question Anglophile raised, I am not if it is right to write

Dear Members or Dear members ;-) Although I think the second one is correct.

Hi Swan,
You can use the version either with or without capitals in the context of the forums.
This is an informal setting so 'members' is acceptable - but so is 'Members'. I agree that if you were addressing a formal/important group you should definitely capitalise the 'M'.
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Allowing for Inflation #4 (permalink) Mon Jul 11, 2016 6:07 am   Allowing for Inflation
 

Dears Anglophile & Beeesneees

Thank you so much indeed for your answers. Your answers were really helpful for me.

Regards,
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