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.
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.
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!
It is an important point as to which country this letter is for.
named addressee >> Yours sincerely.
Unnamed addressee >> Yours faithfully.