Regards, Sincerely, Sincerely, and really, Yours These are the most basic and practical letter closings to employ in a professional business context. These are acceptable in virtually all situations and are great ways to end a cover letter or enquiry.
Some common word orders for letter closings include: "Sincerely," "Yours truly," "Yours," "Your company's," "Sir/Madam," "Mr./Mrs." "Rekindled," "Devastated," "Disappointed," "Dismayed," "Horrified," "Shocked," "Flabbergasted," "Filled with regret," "Terrified," "Confused," "Upset," and many more. Although not necessary, it is acceptable to write multiple closings on a single letter.
Ending letters with words such as "regards," "sincerely," "yours truly," and "yours" may seem like a formality, but they actually show that you take the time to write the letter and that you want to keep the conversation going even after the message has been delivered. These simple words are often missing from other types of communication so use them sparingly, but correctly!
Also note that some words may be inappropriate to use in certain situations.
Examples of Business Letter Closings
Take a look at some of the most effective business letter closings you'll ever come across.
Thank you, Sincerely, Sincerely yours, and Yours really are common terms used to finish a formal business letter. Less formal terms like "regards," "best regards," and "best wishes" should only be used when addressing a business colleague who is also a friend.
When writing a business letter it is customary to begin each sentence with a capital letter. This is so that the reader will know that you are speaking directly to him or her. Sentences that start with words such as 'you', 'your', 'yours', etc. are called first-person sentences. First-person sentences are used when writing to one person at a time. Second-and third-person sentences contain words such as "he", "she", "they", etc which indicate that more than one person is being addressed. These types of sentences are used when writing to several people at once.
The most common opening line for a business letter is: To whom it may concern. This type of letter is usually short and to the point. It allows the recipient to decide how he or she wants to respond. If you want your letter to have a stronger impact, end it with an expression of hope or optimism, such as I believe... You should do the same if you want your letter to have a negative effect.
The top eight letter closings for professional business letters
Closings for formal thank-you letters
The Complimentary Finish For professional, social, or commercial writing, the ideal letter closing words are "Truly," "Sincerely yours," "Very sincerely," or "Very sincerely yours." "Yours truly" is used by individuals and is more formal than "complementary." "Complimentarily" can be used instead.
Three common types of letter closings are as follows:
1. Thank you - This is usually done at the end of a letter when thanking someone for something. For example, "Thank you for your order. We look forward to serving you in the future."
2. Regards - Used at the end of a letter when addressing someone personally, this word means "To have in mind." For example, "I hope all is well with you and that you get some time off soon."
3. Respectfully - This is used at the end of a letter when referring to someone else, especially if you are giving them advice. For example, "I would like to take this opportunity to say goodbye and thank you for allowing me to work for you."
4. Sincerely - This is used at the end of a letter when sending good wishes to someone special.