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:
Please scroll for the answer.
Answer: Sincerely yours,
When your complimentary close is more than one word, you don’t capitalize the second word.
Continued well wishes,
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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