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    How do you end a letter is it yours faithfully or yours sincerely

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    Dear Sir or Madam,
    ...
    Yours faithfully

    Dear Mr X,
    ...
    Yours sincerely

    If you use a name, end with 'sincerely'. If you do not use a name, use 'faithfully'.

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    If you're writing to someone in the US say "Sincerely yours." "Faithfully yours" sounds archaic to these yankee ears.

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    In Britsh English, we don't often use 'Sincerely yours', and I don't think I've ever seen 'Faithfully yours'.

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