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    brain dead

    this is driving me crazy! the opening of a letter is the salutation...what is the part above the signiture?????????? My high school English teacher is whirling in her grave!!!!

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    Re: brain dead

    As a native English speaker. Not an English teacher.

    We were taught that it should only be "yours sincerely" for friends. For business and other use "yours faithfully".

    It was acceptable to use "yours sincerely" for any letter, but you had to have a friendship with the person you were writing to.

    If you received a letter with "yours sincerely", and you were not a friend of the sender, you would consider them gauche.

    Today its a veritable pot-pourri when you open your mail.


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