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problemsmithIn English all the above closings should capitalise the first word and end in a comma, e.g. "Yours sincerely,".R/S and Cheers to you all!
My apologies for jumping in, but as a hopeful recruit of the Air Force I have seen R/s used as a closing by my recruiter. I can't find an explanation on Google, and since you used it here, I figured I'd ask. What does R/s as a closing stand for? I'd gotten it a lot recently, and just now graduated to a V/r closing (pretty proud of myself, I won't lie.) How was the recruiter closing his emails to me prior to this, though?

What does V/R mean?

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Within the United States military services, two complimentary closings are often used incorrectly. Respectfully is often used by a senior addressing a service member of lower rank. Very respectfully or Respectfully submitted are used by a junior addressing a service member of higher rank. The closing Very respectfully may be abbreviated "V/r" in brief emails and short notes (or, similarly, "R/s" for Respectfully submitted), but these closings are always written out in formal correspondence.
While the military personnel may know what the heck v/r, /r, Vr mean, the civilians do not.
So...if your not in the military, or sending messages to military personnel, how about using something we civilians understand?
Thank you, Very Respectfully, Respectfully, etc.
By the way....I appreciate all military personnel service!
I disagree that a usage that requires me to look something up is disrespectful, let alone "decidedly" so. I received an e-mail with VR as a closing, and I’m here looking it up. That’s one more thing in the world of which I’m not ignorant.
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spur011That’s one more thing in the world of which I’m not ignorant.
V/R means "Very Respectfully"
Her? How about him or her?
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Use it whenever you want... you're being respectful. I'm civilian (Fed Service) now and still use on most emails. Outside the Govt, I'd probably spell it out.

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