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I don't know what type of letter that I should use ' regards ' or ' best regards ' to end it.

Actually, what it really means is beyond me. Can anyone elaborate on it ?
 

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The phrases "With Regards," and "With Best Regards," are used as general closings in all kinds of business letters to express good wishes or best wishes, even if the letter is a complaint.

The word "regards" came from the word "regard" which means, respect, affection, esteem. In business, though, "regards" never means affection. "Affectionately Yours," is commonly used to express affection.
 

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To the extent there is any real meaning attached to it, best regards means something like I wish you well. However, when used as closers regards and best regards don't have much real meaning attached to them and are just polite ways to end a letter. In that way, they are much the same as sincerely.

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Casiopea said:
The phrases "With Regards," and "With Best Regards," are used as general closings in all kinds of business letters to express good wishes or best wishes, even if the letter is a complaint.

The word "regards" came from the word "regard" which means, respect, affection, esteem. In business, though, "regards" never means affection. "Affectionately Yours," is commonly used to express affection.

I thought I was first responder when I first posted here, but I found out later that someone beat me to it. :wink:

Two heads are better than one. Good advice!

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I use plain 'Regards' in emails at work. ;-)
 

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RonBee said:
To the extent there is any real meaning attached to it, best regards means something like I wish you well. However, when used as closers regards and best regards don't have much real meaning attached to them and are just polite ways to end a letter. In that way, they are much the same as sincerely.

:)

Since it also means sincerely though, I guess we don't need to say ' regards ' and followed by ' yours sincerely ' then, right ?

regards,

( signature )

OR

Yours sincerely,

( signature ) ???
 

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RonBee said:
I thought I was first responder when I first posted here, but I found out later that someone beat me to it. :wink:

Two heads are better than one. Good advice!
:D

Trying to answer question enhances one's capacity in English, hopefully Ron won't take it as people are trying to upstage him. :p :twisted:
 

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whl626 said:
RonBee said:
I thought I was first responder when I first posted here, but I found out later that someone beat me to it. :wink:

Two heads are better than one. Good advice!
:D

Trying to answer question enhances one's capacity in English, hopefully Ron won't take it as people are trying to upstage him. :p :twisted:

We're not in competition here, and it is good for the questioner to get opinions from more than one perspective.

:)
 

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The more the merrier. ;-)
 

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whl626 said:
RonBee said:
To the extent there is any real meaning attached to it, best regards means something like I wish you well. However, when used as closers regards and best regards don't have much real meaning attached to them and are just polite ways to end a letter. In that way, they are much the same as sincerely.

:)

Since it also means sincerely though, I guess we don't need to say ' regards ' and followed by ' yours sincerely ' then, right ?

regards,

( signature )

OR

Yours sincerely,

( signature ) ???

Use either one but not both.

:p
 

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Of course there is also "Kind Regards".

Kindly,
 

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Red5 said:
Of course there is also "Kind Regards".

Kindly,

I like to say Sincerely because I am always so sincere. :)
However, the closing that I am known for (other places if not here) is:
  • Cordially,
    RonBee

I am not certain I understood that question. Do you think I answered it adequately?

Cordially,
RonBee

:)
 

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I like 'Cordially', but I wouldn't use it as I feel it's yours. ;-)
 

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