How do I write a letter

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tykl
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How do I write a letter

Post by tykl » Fri Oct 08, 2010 7:45 am

Dear Sir/Madam ends Yours faithfully.
Dear Mr/Mrs Surname ends Yours sincerely.
Dear Firstname ends ?????????????

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Post by Angelisle » Fri Oct 08, 2010 8:02 am

Kind Regards or Best Wishes

Hi Bebe,

Take a look at this link to writing informal letters here http://www.scribd.com/doc/12258697/How- ... al-Letters

Best Wishes

Angelisle :wink:

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Post by tykl » Fri Oct 08, 2010 8:22 am

The reason behind the question Angelisle is more and more people are writing informally. Solicitors, surveyors, accountants etc., for example Dear Bebe. These letters could eventually be shown to a Judge or some other important person. My landlord writes kind regards. I am not happy with this or best wishes. Maybe I should just sign letters.

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Post by juliet » Fri Oct 08, 2010 8:49 am

No reason why dear first name can't end with yours sincerely if you prefer that. Suppose informal letters have informal rules so you'll never get an absolute right answer as to what is right

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Post by WILL*REMAIN*STRONG » Fri Oct 08, 2010 10:54 am

I would say... Yours sincerely if you know the name of the person you are addressing the letter to, and Yours faithfully if you don't know the name of the person.

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Post by appledore » Fri Oct 08, 2010 4:28 pm

I'd put yours sincerely when using someone's christian name.
Keep calm and carry on.

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Post by WILL*REMAIN*STRONG » Fri Oct 08, 2010 8:56 pm

appledore wrote:I'd put yours sincerely when using someone's christian name.
And if the name was catholic, you could put yours hailmary. :oops: :wink:

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Post by jencast » Fri Oct 08, 2010 11:03 pm

I often sign the end of my letters with Take Care as I am trying to emote care/concern as I like the person I am writing to. If I am writing for business purposes, I sign it with Sincerely. Hope that helps

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Post by tykl » Sat Oct 09, 2010 2:52 pm

Sincerely, it is then. I am happy with that.
When I worked for the government many years ago we used to put
I remain, your obedient servant, --------

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Post by pilman » Sat Oct 09, 2010 2:56 pm

If you think it may finish up being shown to a judge why not try "yours truly"
as in the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth.

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