Grammar Grappler #22: Sincerely yours or Sincerely Yours

This week’s post is a quick read, but we’re using our summer theme of “Grammar Grapplers” to answer readers’ questions. Recently, I’ve received a couple of versions of this question. What do you think? Please choose the correct response.

Do you sign letters:

Sincerely Yours,


Sincerely yours,

Please scroll for the answer.














































Answer: Sincerely yours,

When your complimentary close is more than one word, you don’t capitalize the second word.

Yours truly,

Best regards,

Continued well wishes,

With love,

Truly though, I don’t recommend any of those for the complimentary close of a letter. Rather, you can’t go wrong with this simple one-word closing: Sincerely.

For professional correspondence, stick with Sincerely. One exception may be when it is appropriate to close with Thank you. But, anything beyond those complimentary closings deserves a second thought.

Until then, I remain very truly yours,




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