Commercial English - Letters beginning and ending


You write to
How to begin the letter
How to end the letter
an unknown firm/person (BE) (AE)
Dear Sir/Madam (BE) (AE)
Yours faithfully (BE)
Dear Sir or Madam (BE) (AE)
Yours truly (AE)
To whom it may concern (AE)
Truly yours (AE)
a woman whose name you don't know
Dear Madam (BE) (AE)
Yours faithfully (BE)
Yours truly (AE)
Truly yours (AE)
a man whose name you don't know
Dear Sir (BE) (AE)
Yours faithfully (BE)
Yours truly (AE)
Truly yours (AE)
a person whose name you know
Dear Mr/Mrs/Ms Fisher (BE) (AE)
Yours sincerely (BE)
Very truly yours (AE)
Sincerely (yours) (AE)
a person you know personally
Dear Ann/John (BE) (AE)
(With) Best wishes (BE) (AE)
Yours (BE)
Love (BE)
All the best (AE)
Kindest/Best regards (AE)

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