Is there anybody who might be able to tell me the difference of "Yours sincerely" and "Sincerely yours"? Is it a difference between British English and American English?

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Yours sincerely is British form
Sincerely yours is Standard US English form

Yours faithfully is for people you don't address by name (as another poster pointed out)

Best wishes,
etc. all much more informal and not often seen on formal correspondence because they strike the wrong tone. Common in advertising/junk mail though.
There's not a real difference between them. They're both American ways of ending commercial letters...British people would use "Yours faithfully"

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What about "Yours"? Does anyone use this? Does it sound too abrupt?
'Yours' is fine as a friendly and informal way of ending, at least in my experience.

So far as I know, I have seen in the oxford dictionary for Spanish – English translation in a personal letter format the “Sincerely yours," sentence to close the letter. But my knowledge in English would be not too deep since it is non my natural language. Emotion: big smile
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In where I grew up, if it is a formal letter, say from a utility company to customers, the letter ends with "Yours faithfully". All my English lanuguage books taught us to use "Your sincerely" when you write to somebody you know. The first time I saw "Sincerely yours" was from a university in the U.S.
You are right. Is the glass half empty or half full. Nice day!
Dear Alexander,

well Alexander there is in fact a cultural differnitation between the two, the quarl, "yours sincerely" is indeed correct that much is true but, in other cultures "sincerely yours" is also correct. So there is no wrong way to say it for example: When Amercans say "You can reach me at this number ???-????.", someone from UK would say "you can reach on this number ???-????". so please feel free to use it how ever you feel.

sincerely yours, or yours sincerely which ever you prefer but, always with love

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