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    Question sincerely or faithfully?

    Hi, my names sam an im 17. i am currently writing a cover letter for a job but am confused about which to use, Sincerely or faithfully.
    please help.

    thanks, sam

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    Re: sincerely or faithfully?

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    Hi, my names sam an im 17. i am currently writing a cover letter for a job but am confused about which to use, Sincerely or faithfully.
    please help.

    thanks, sam
    You can use either. They are the same.
    Try to make sure your letter is correctly capitalised, spelled and punctuated: (My name is Sam and I am 17 ... etc.)

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    Re: sincerely or faithfully?

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    Hi, my names sam an im 17. i am currently writing a cover letter for a job but am confused about which to use, Sincerely or faithfully.
    please help.

    thanks, sam
    I think it depends on the country in which you are applying for the job. In Canada, and I am pretty certain in the US, faithfully would not be used. It would be Sincerely, Sincerely Yours, or Yours truly (more formal)

    I am not a teacher.

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    Re: sincerely or faithfully?

    I can't remember where I saw that (may be doing a test), there was a question about which of these two words you should use in the given example of a letter. Honestly I hadn't known that but in the end I got the following explanation:

    Use sincerely if your letter is directly addressed to a person (your letter begins with - Dear Mr. Brown - and ends with - Sincerely yours...)
    But if you address the letter to a firm then you have to use faithfully.

    I hope I'm not quite wrong.

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    Re: sincerely or faithfully?

    Perhaps in BrE, not in Canada. I have never seen faithfully at the bottom of a business letter.

    I have seen "Yours in Faith," when the letter was from a religious person or charity.

    However, different countries have different customs. And, vive la difference!


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    Re: sincerely or faithfully?

    It is an important point as to which country this letter is for.

    UK usage:
    named addressee >> Yours sincerely.
    Unnamed addressee >> Yours faithfully.

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