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    Question letter writing

    Respected sir/ maam,
    I just wanted to know that while ending the (formal) letter in which case which word should be used. For eg. If i am writing to the principal of the school; what should I use - yours sincerely/ yours obediently/ your truly.
    -akanksha

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    Default Re: letter writing

    Quote Originally Posted by Akanksha123 View Post
    Respected sir/ maam,That is an extremely formal way to start a message in a forum.No greeting is really necessary, but if you wish to use one, the 'Hi (all)' is fine here.
    I just wanted to know, that while when ending the a (formal) letter, in which case which word should be used. For eg. If i I am writing to the principal of the school; what should I use - 'yours sincerely'/'yours obediently'/ 'yours truly'.?
    -akanksha
    http://www.usingenglish.com/forum/as...tml#post827327

    However, different forms may be customary in Indian English. I am afraid I can't help you there.

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