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    signing off a letter

    Could you please confirm whether, in a letter addressed to Dear Mr Bloggs, but using the phrase "we" as opposed to "I" in the body of the letter you sign off
    Yours faithfully
    Yours sincerely?
    Many thanks

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    Re: signing off a letter

    If you start Dear Mr Bloggs, you should sign off "Yours sincerely". If you start Dear Sir/Madam, you should sign off "Yours faithfully". I don't think this changes if you use "we" or "I'.


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    Re: signing off a letter

    That's exactly how I know it but I'm sure we'll have other opinions. We'll be told that we're old-fashioned,perhaps?

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    Re: signing off a letter

    Many thanks - unfortunately my boss was right!!

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