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Closing a Letter or Correspondence correctly is very important. It has to convey your proper feelings, the words to be used must amplify honesty and truthfulness, more so in Personal and Business Letters.
How do you close your Letters?
Formal letters are official. I always end with 'thak you in advance.'Informal letters give more freedom with expressions.
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I think the original poster was more so referring to the words you use to finish off a letter. Even with an email people usually sign off with something such as “Yours Sincerely”, “Cheers”, “Kind Regards” and so forth.
Ah, I see. I guess the best practice is always to end it with a thank you no matter what the subject is about, then closing remarks.
I agree with you. Sincerely yours is what I have in mind.
I always close my letters with, 'Sincerely yours,' may it be a formal or an informal letter. I don't think I used anything else.
Before I used 'Sincerely yours' on all my letters. I don't know told me but adding 'yours' to it makes it sound a bit informal. So I just use 'Sincerely,' since then.
Exactly! When it comes to informal letters closure, the writer have the liberty to choose whatever way he or she would like to close the letter.
The writer might decide to rephrase some of the body of the letter in the closure for stress purposes and offers greetings to even family members.
"Thank you in advance", definitely for formal letter. When it comes to family I guess it has to be "Love K" or nothing at all. Sometimes it is just not necessary.
It really depends heavily on the style of letter and how well I know the recipient - and of course whether it’s business or personal!
I often use “Best Regards” or “Kind Regards” on business correspondence. It’s not too formal and stuffy but not too friendly and casual.
I think formal letter closing must be as official as possible like using yours faithfully when ending it,it the informal that one can end with a more friendly greetings.
I think 'Yours faithfully'/'Yours truly' makes it sound more like a love letter. Lol sorry but that's just what I think. 'Best regards'/'Kind regards' is something one can use for a formal letter.
It depends for who I am writing the letter. When I write to my boss I always use respectfully yours. When I write to my guests, kind regards and best regards are my choices.
You are right. I also say respectfully yours if the one I am writing to is very important person.
I only write letters in the form of emails, and I usually end it by saying:
This is exactly the same format I make use of in closing mostly my emails messages.
It's either I make use of just Thanks and followed by my first name or best regards and then my name as well.
It is true that closing a letter is important as it may show how sincere you are for what you have said in that letter. I often use "sincerely yours, or kind regards,". I am much comfortable with those lines. I also put "thank you / hoping for your kindest consideration" before I close my letter so that the reader could feel what I really want.
Well, the kind of letter which was being written by someone would definitely be what determines how it's going to be closed.
You don't close business letters and informal letters in the same way because they aren't the same thing.
The closing paragraph will depend on the kind of letter. For a request, I end it with "hoping for your kind consideration or speedy action" again depending on the kind of request. For personal letter it is the usual "always here for you" or for acquaintances I write "hoping to see you again." Formal letters are more demanding in format but I always use common sense instead of following the standard formats that we see in the book.
I agree. My ending in my letters when it's formal is , "hoping for your reply, thank you for your kind consideration and god bless."
I also do like that in the closing of my formal letter.
I usually end my letter with "Thank you for the past and present favors" for any request letter. I also write " Looking forward for a meaningful employment. Thank you.' This applies for an application letter. I usually do this to send a positive vibes to employer that I have the willingness to work. With it comes to informal letter I only write "Take care and God bless ". Making an end closure on any letter depends on what you feel is right.
Well it would depend on who the letter is going to be sent to.
For my child's school I just write "Thank you and God Bless." then I write my name and sign it.
If it's for a business "Sincerely" and "Best regards" will do quite well. Also don't forget to sign above your name.
If the letter is for family, I just put down "Love Always" Then my nickname with lots of hearts
I often close my letters by simply stating what was said and giving the final message that will be able to motivate and support the people who have listened or read to what I have said. It is very important to have a strong closer because this is like the cherry on top. You have to make it so good that people will actually be impressed and find guidance in your letter.
Official and formals should be closed with respect. Thanks and Regards would be fine. Informal letters are much easier you can choose anything to close informal letters. In between friends everythings work so this wouldn't be an issue at all.
I always close my letter with the word "God bless". I just want to share positive vibes with someone reading my letter.
When I close my letter, I should respond them respectively and I always include " Thank you" and "God bless" in every letter I write. But of course it depends as there types of letters. It could be a request or application letter so it really depends.
I close most of my letters the same way:
blah, blah, blah, blah,
It works well enough for me because it's a neutral way to end a letter. The person reading it on the other end won't try too much to read between the lines too. For example if you close with "sincerely" it might raise some questions regarding your "sincerity."