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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No, that's not very good, Stunner, either in sentiment or orthography.
Thank you for your replies, they are very useful from me however I find business English BORING Emotion: smile
Again, an informal "cheers" and "chat with you soon"
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Capital R in Kind regards is wrong. I cannot let you get away with that .What you do personally is fine but do not tell others to do what is incorrect.
The closure of a formal letter with the statement:

With warm personal regards, I am



Joe Blow

is the common and traditional closure of letters from Members of Congress and Senators to important people, such as Secretaries of Cabinet-level agencies or Departments, and to constituents.

Regardless of the discussion thread here, it is regularly used by the most senior elected officials in the US.


Sounds like Joe Blow wants to pretend he is my close and dear friend.

Typical politician.

He doesn't fool me.

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I agree. You should not claim to be kind, however big you are. It should be felt by the reader after reaching the end of your mail/letter! I guess the usage was started by some megalomaniac big boss, and was picked up and spread by his servile subordinates - because the boss is always right!
When I reply to letters or emails I pay careful attention to how the sender signs off their message. I will then reflect this where appropriate.

However, using two capital letters as in 'Kind Regards' seems to me to be nonsensical. 'Regards' is not a proper noun, it is not at the beginning of a sentence or phrase, and is not a mountain, river, country, or other unique object or place.

Keep it simple and have one capital letter as in 'Kind regards'. Life is complicated enough as it is!

Kind regards,

I was recently told by a family member that the ending of an email with, 'Kindest regards', was incorrect as it can be mildly ironic, sarcastic, or even downright aggressive.

the examples were :
1: I thank you for your well intentioned comments. Kindest regards.
2: Try what you will, you will not suceed. Kindest regards.
3. Piss off! Kindest regards.

just how is 'kindest regards', meant to extract a correction in this way. Perhaps I am wrong, but then I don't really come from a family that is touchy feely hugs and stuff, so I thought that 'Kindest regards', was the way to go.
Please could some one let me know if I was being offensive, or should I just bite the bullet and forever change the way I word my emails..or even perhaps stop using them as a means of communication with this individual...lol!
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'Kindest regards' at the end of an email that is not friendly certainly seems inappropriate.

But, broadly speaking, I feel 'Kindest regards' is not a good idea with any email.

To me, it is too effusive, almost too emotional. It sounds to me like you want to be my really good friend, but my really good friends never say that. In fact, I get almost no emails that do say that.

A lot depends on the culture in which one lives. Some cultures value very extreme politeness, while others (mine, in Canada) are more reserved. Much also depends on the type of email (eg business, personal), on the relationship between the people, and even on the genders involved.

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