Use of "/" in business letters...


Should there be a space before and after the use of "/" in a business letter?

Examples: We found that adjustments/disposals.... or We found that adjustments / disposals..

See example:

During the audit, we found that adjustments/disposals made to the inventory were not properly evidenced of approval by the controller before being posted.
asked Apr 18 '12 at 18:42 Chuck Poirier New member

1 answer


I would drop the entire '/disposals' completely. In my eyes 'adjustments' already implies aquisitions and disposals. I would also edit 'evidenced of approval' because it is overly wordy and unclear.


During the inventory audit, we found that several adjustments were not properly approved by the controller before being posted.


My two cents worth.

link answered Apr 18 '12 at 19:15 Tony Proano Expert

Come on Tony, tell us what you really think of the virgule and solidus. ;)

Jeff PribylApr 18 '12 at 19:25

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