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    Exclamation Ending a letter or email

    I just wanted to know the term or what the signing word at end of a letter is called. Is there a specific name for this? Example:

    Respectfully, ( what is the term for these words)

    your name

    Thank you for your time.

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    Re: Ending a letter or email

    I don't think there is a term for that.

    However, you should know that in English, one generally ends a (formal) letter with "Yours sincerely" if you know the recipient's name (and you put that at the top of the letter, e.g. "Dear Mr Someone"), and you end it with "Yours faithfully" if you do not know the recipient's name (if you put "Dear Sir/Madam" or "To whom it may concern").

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    #3

    Re: Ending a letter or email

    The closing, or the complimentary close/closing.

    Complimentary Close - Complimentary Close Definition
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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