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    Miss.

    To whom it may concern:

    The rules of writing your name below formal letters in favor of some one else and signature location?

    e.g. I am 0.00
    I am writing in favor of 1.111

    should I type:

    0.00
    for
    1.111 and then use my own signature in front of 1.111

    Thanks in advance,

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    Re: Miss.

    The usual way is -

    Yours Faithfully/Sincerely

    p.p. Your signature

    Signature block of person on whose behalf you are writing


    Many people put the "p.p." before the signature block. I don't think it matters which of these two postions you choose as someone will always say you are wrong.

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    Re: Miss.

    Sorry that should be

    Yours faithfully/sincerely - don't capitalise the initial letter of the second word

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    Re: Miss.

    Quote Originally Posted by Horsa View Post
    The usual way is -

    Yours Faithfully/Sincerely

    p.p. Your signature

    Signature block of person on whose behalf you are writing


    Many people put the "p.p." before the signature block. I don't think it matters which of these two postions you choose as someone will always say you are wrong.
    Logically it does matter since you sign something [on the agency of someone else], so p.p. should attach to the name of the person on whose behalf the letter is signed.

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    Re: Miss.

    I think the jury is still out on that one it depends on how you think pp should be translated. There is considerable debate on the topic.


    per procurationem meaning:

    "on behalf of" -before the signature block after the signature

    or

    "through the agency of" - before the signatue of the PA or whoever

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    Re: Miss.

    Quote Originally Posted by Horsa View Post
    Sorry that should be

    Yours faithfully/sincerely - don't capitalise the initial letter of the second word

    Oh yes, I was talking to a student about this very matter not two days ago.

    If you do not know/address the person's name and begin your letter with "Dear Sir/Madam", then you must finish the letter with "Yours faithfully".

    If you do know/address the person's name and begin your letter with, for example, "Dear Ms. Cunningham", then you must finish you letter with "Yours sincerely".


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