You have written a well-constructed business letter. The opening is excellent, as is the body of your letter; the conclusion is concise and asks the reader to take action. Now, how should you end with a proper and correct closing salutation?

Listed here are best sign-offs with commentary, enhancing you correspondence and ensures that your words are positively received by the reader. The last word of the sign-off should be followed by a comma.

Appreciatively
This elegant word shows sincerity and heartfelt appreciation. In connection, you may also use: With appreciation, Appreciative, Appreciatively yours.

Sincerely
This is a stalwart in closings. Using this word in your close salutation is always correct. Connected alternatives include: With sincerity, With deep sincerity, Yours sincerely, Sincerely yours. Caution, the last two may come across as too personal. Therefore, keep in mind the recipient.

Yours truly
Common and widely used, this ending has variants: Truly, Truly yours, Truly appreciative.

Best regards
You are sending the reader not only regards but your best regards. Ending with regards, alone will suffice, however, preceding with the word Best, Warm, Kind, Sincere, With, (With regards,) increases the close salutation quality.

Faithfully
This signifies an abiding faith, and abundance thereof. Its use isn’t appropriate for all occasions. Example, if your letter expresses discontent, it’s best to use a different closing word(s).

Respectfully
Similar and related to faithfully, but more formal and general in use. Variations include Yours with respect, With respect, Respectfully yours.

Cordially
The Cordially usage may be for formal and informal letters. It’s a unique word that comes across differently in the two kinds of letter writing. Cordially yours is less formal. While With cordiality is more formal and upper crust.

Other close salutation options are: With gratitude, With sympathy, With deepest sympathy, Kind wishes, Warmly, Warm wishes.

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