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Make the best final impression in your letter

By 18 October 2017Language Tips

Yours sincerely

The start and end of your letter are the places to make the best first and last impression on your reader.


Many second language learners make mistakes with this common way to finish a formal letter:

  • There is no apostrophe in Yours
  • There is an ‘s’ on the end of Yours
  • The ‘s’ in sincerely is in small case as it is part of a phrase.

Yours sincerely

 

Closing phrases such as Kind Regards or Best wishes are not suitable for this kind of formal letter.