Uses of "Regards," and "Cheers,"

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hwhwhwhw

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Dear teachers,

we always use words like "Regards", "Best Regards" and "Cheers" at the end of our letters, what are the differences between their meaning? And should the word be different if the targeted people are different?
 

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Just my personal opinion, but . . .

"Regards" would mean to hold in respect. (I close this letter with respect)

"Cheers" would mean a happy closing. (I close this letter wishing you with a cheerful goodbye)
 

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Dear teachers,

we always use words like "Regards", "Best Regards" and "Cheers" at the end of our letters, what are the differences between their meaning? And should the word be different if the targeted people are different?

Best regards
and Regards are pretty formal.

Cheers is very informal. I would not use it in a letter to a business associate whom I do not know well, but would to my buddy in Australia.
 
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