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zrahmdel

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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,
 

Horsa

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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. :-D
 

Horsa

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Sorry that should be

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

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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. :-D

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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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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Sorry that should be

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


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".

:cool:
 
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