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    Default 'Kind Regards,' v 'Kind regards,'

    Dear All,

    Recently, we have had a discussion in my office regarding the correctness of 'Kind Regards,' versus 'Kind regards,' as used at the end of buisness letters.
    To my best understanding the correct form is to write 'Kind regards,' where only the first word starts with the capital letter instead of writing 'Kind Regards,'.

    We were unable to reach an agreenment hence I have decided to consult specialists so I will appreciate your professional opinion on that subject as this is of a very high importance to me.

    For the time being I will end my post with simple: Regards,
    AB

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    Default Re: 'Kind Regards,' v 'Kind regards,'

    My preference is for 'Kind regards'.

    Rover

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    Default Re: 'Kind Regards,' v 'Kind regards,'

    Thank you for your post Rover.
    Does that mean there are no grammar rules regarding that matter?

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    Default Re: 'Kind Regards,' v 'Kind regards,'

    'Kind regards' is equivalent to writing the standard 'Yours faithfully' or 'Yours truly' before signing off a letter.

    You don't normally see the second word written in capital letters. You only capitalize all the words in a title.

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    Default Re: 'Kind Regards,' v 'Kind regards,'

    In AmE, the rule regarding complimentary closings is that only the first letter of the first word is capitalized:

    Very truly yours,

    Best regards,

    Kind regards,

    Sincerely yours,


    etc.

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    Default Re: 'Kind Regards,' v 'Kind regards,'

    This all has been great and I am grateful for all the answers. I would like, however, hear from someone regarding the rules of British English as well to have the full picture of the subject.
    Thank you all so far for your great help

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    Default Re: 'Kind Regards,' v 'Kind regards,'

    Take Ouisch's answer as pertaining to BE alaso.

    Rover

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    Default Re: 'Kind Regards,' v 'Kind regards,'

    Thank you for your help!
    I am very happy that this has been clarified and that I was not mistaken

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    Default Re: 'Kind Regards,' v 'Kind regards,'

    closing the thread

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