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  1. Fusionstar's Avatar

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    Punctuation in letters

    I was taught that sincerely and faithfully were always followed by a comma; the same applies to the name (if known) and the Sir/Madam at the start of a letter.

    Has the rule changed or was my predecessor just lazy?

  2. Ouisch's Avatar
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    Re: Punctuation in letters

    Yes, there should be appropriate punctuation.
    After the salutation, use a colon or a comma
    (Dear Mr. Smith: Dear Ms. Jones,)

    After the complimentary closing, use a comma
    (Sincerely, Best regards, )

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