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(Not a teacher)
I received an e-mail letter by a superior colleague, which was closed with "Always yours" ...and name.
I am not sure, but my understanding is that this ending is not suitable for a letter to a colleague. Or maybe he wants to tell me something by it?
Please, help me understand,
Thank you, Albertino for your answer.
What I really want to know is in what cases would one end his letter with "Always yours".
(letters addressed to diplomats and religious personalities)
(letters addressed to Government organs, companies and schools/colleges)
Very truly yours/Yours truly/Yours very truly;
Very cordially yours/Cordially yours/Yours cordially;
Very sincerely yours/Most sincerely yours/Yours faithfully/Faithfully yours.
(letters addressed to relatives and friends)
Sincerely, Sincerely yours;(respectable seniors)
Love/All my love/Your loving/Yours ever; (very close relationship)
Best wishes/All the best
Yours affectionately/affectionately(Family members)
Best regards/Best wishes/Kindest regards/Warmest regards(Friends)
(Not a teacher)
The fact that you have concerns regarding your colleague's use of 'always yours' indicates to me that you have a hunch that his/her interests may be more than professional. When replying to your colleague's business correspondence I suggest you use the expression 'sincerely' in your complimentary closing. Your colleague will quickly understand that you mean 'business' and not 'personal' in your relationship at work.
I wouldn't read too much into an email ending. They are essentially informal communications and there are no adamantine rules for greetings or endings.
Yes, sort of. But I was not sure, that is why I decided to ask these, who may know. I am not that good in English.