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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.
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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'?
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