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how can I end a letter?
- Yours sincerely (very formal)
Which would you choose in emails? It should not be too formal. Are there any big differences in the meaning between "greetings", "regards" and "Yours sincerely"?
Thanks in advance ;-)
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Letters (British English)
Yours sincerely - when you know the name of the person so have addressed it to Mr/Mrs/Ms X
Yours faithfully - when you don't know the name of the person so have addressed it to Dear Sir/Madam
These are normally less formal so the informal sign-off as above are usually most appropriate.
What about ending a letter 'yours very sincerely' or 'I have the honour to be, Madam/Sir, Your (Imperial) Majesty's humble and obedient servant/subject'?
Anonymous:thanks helped a lot
Anonymous:While fully understanding that you are making a humourous comment; The word 'Imperial' is innapropriate because unlike the US we no longer have an empire. Americans also like to refere to The Queen as 'Your Royal Highness', presumably because it is long winded and contains the work 'Royal', in fact The Queen should be referred to as 'Your Majesty' . Princes, Princesses and other lesser Royals are referred to as Your Royal Highness
Anonymous:This is how I always end my letters http://howtofixstuff.blogspot.com/2012/02/how-to-end-letter.html
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