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how would I finish off a letter?

Dear X,

....

Kind Regards,
or: Kind regards
or: kind regards

that would help a lot. thank you:)
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Kind regards and best regards can be used interchangeably. To me, 'warm regards' sounds a little strange. Do not use both 'kind regards' and 'yours sincerely' in the same letter - use one or the other.
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Denis"

Brilliant.

I love it!

Laughing much, I am.

Claire
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Please cite a source for the material you took, Anon. It does not represent AmE very accurately. "Dear Jane:" in American English-- "Dear Jane:" is not used in American English
Could I finish a note to my grandchildren writing:

kind regards,

Your granddad
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Too formal for most grandparent - grandchild relationships.
Hi
I can see this is an oll discussion but I have not found anywhere answer to the following question:
What else can you say apart from "best regards" or "best wishes" when ending a business e-mail but when corresponding with people you know well and for a long time.
When do you say "cheers" (= thank you?)
What else can you say?
I am pretty fed up with "best wishes" or "your sincerely" etc...
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"cheers"
I think that your email closings are too informal. There is no reason why a business email should be any less formal than any other business correspondence. It should close with 'Sincerely yours' unless the recipient is a familiar member of the other firm and someone with whom you have some personal familiarity beyond that of pure business correspondence.

If the latter is the case, then 'Best regards' is appropriate. If you have an even friendlier relationship-- to the extent that you know the recipient's family, for instance-- then you can advance to 'Best wishes' or 'Cheers' or 'Later', etc, which otherwise should be limited to personal letters to friends and acquaintances.

Business English is very rigid in its use of fixed phrases, and there is no reason for angst because you feel that you must vary the very standard but very acceptable 'Sincerely yours'.
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It's better to use:

"Thanks & Regards"
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