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What are some beginning and endings of emails

  1. Jan 13, 2009 #1

    tgt

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    What are some beginning and endings of emails?

    i.e
    Dear John,
    bla
    bla
    Regards,
    Peter

    What are others. Any website that lists them?
     
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  3. Jan 13, 2009 #2
    Re: emails?

    In general for closings, I tend to use: "Best,"
     
  4. Jan 13, 2009 #3
    Re: emails?

    Whenever I receive emails beginning by
    Dear Sir/Madam
    I tend not to know how they end.

    How about
    "Hi tgt,
    blablabla
    Cheers,
    Humanino"
    ?
     
  5. Jan 13, 2009 #4

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  6. Jan 13, 2009 #5

    Monique

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    Re: emails?

    While on the topic, what is the literal meaning of 'Yours Sincerely' and 'Yours Faithfully'. I know you use it to end a message, but what are you actually saying?
     
  7. Jan 13, 2009 #6
    Re: emails?

    In the middle ages "bye" would be: "May I be so audacious to assure you, sir, to be your humble servant"
     
  8. Jan 13, 2009 #7
    Re: emails?

    You can always go through the spam emails :tongue2:. Here are some I got in my hotmail account:

     
  9. Jan 13, 2009 #8
    Re: emails?

    Dear Theodore,
    bla
    bla
    Regards,
    Jimmy
     
  10. Jan 13, 2009 #9
    Re: emails?

    I used to have a professor that would always end emails with,

    "Always and Truthfully Yours,"
    "Dr. Doe"

    Kind of creeped me out.
     
  11. Jan 13, 2009 #10

    JasonRox

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    Re: emails?

    I use "Cheers".
     
  12. Jan 13, 2009 #11

    Evo

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    Re: emails?

    You can end with

    Cordially,
    Best wishes,
    Yours,
    Yours truly,
    Until the end of time and beyond,

    Ok, that last one is a little much. :wink:
     
  13. Jan 13, 2009 #12

    Borek

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    Best regards,
    Kind regards,
    At your service, and your family’s (lordofringish this one)
     
  14. Jan 13, 2009 #13
    Re: emails?

    I never say anything. I write my email and then I leave a space and write my name. If Im emailing someone professional like a prof or my boss I sometimes say:
    Thank you for your time,
    x
     
  15. Jan 13, 2009 #14

    Ben Niehoff

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    Re: emails?

    Mine tend to begin with

    Prof. X,

    or

    Hi Joe,

    and they usually end with

    Thanks,
    Ben

    or just

    - Ben
     
  16. Jan 13, 2009 #15

    lisab

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    Re: emails?

    My favorite!
     
  17. Jan 13, 2009 #16

    tgt

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    Re: emails?

    What if you were only asking simple questions in the email? How would you end it?
     
  18. Jan 13, 2009 #17

    LowlyPion

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    Re: emails?

    Perhaps it touches on your question?
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Valediction
     
  19. Jan 13, 2009 #18

    LowlyPion

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    A little Buzz Lightyearish I'd say. But certainly an agreeable enough sentiment.
     
  20. Jan 13, 2009 #19

    lisab

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    Re: emails?

    A few simple questions to someone you don't know, or don't know well...

    Regards,
    Kind regards,
    Best regards.

    or maybe just...

    Thank you,
    Thank you for your time,

    or more casually...

    Thanks *name of person*,
     
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