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    "I remains"

    I remember reading letters with the ending "I remains", can you explain the meaning and what situation do you use it please?
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    Re: "I remains"

    Hello YR

    I've never seen "I remains" at the bottom of a letter; I can't explain it.

    However, an old-fashioned (and now mostly obsolete) way of ending a letter is e.g.

    1. I remain your loving son
    2. I remain your obedient servant
    3. I remain your affectionate brother

    "I remain" here means "I am still", and assures the recipient that the relationship is intact. (I would not recommend this ending in business or personal correspondence, though!)

    MrP

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    Re: "I remains"

    If you're going to use "I remain," the traditional format is:
    text text text text
    text text text text
    Thank you for your attention to this matter (or similar sentiment). I remain
    Yours sincerely,
    (signature)

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    Re: "I remains"

    Thank you MrPedantic and Ouisch. Appreciated.

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