Beginning and Ending a Letter - British Style and American Style



Every English letter needs a salutation, e.g. Dear Sirs. And also needs a complimentary close, e.g. Yours faithfully. The only exceptions are the occasional sales letters written in ‘advertising style’, which may begin :
“Are you sure you remembered to turn the cooker off … ?”

Here are a few simple example of salutation and complimentary close to help you create a good letter.

EXAMPLE OF SALUTATION
Salutation for formal or routine letter
British Style :
·         Dear Sir
·         Dear Sirs,
·         Dear Madam
·         Mesdames
American style :
·         Dear Sir,
·         Gentlemen,
·         Dear Mr Brown
·         Dear Miss Brown
·         Dear Mrs. Brown

Salutation for informal letter
British style :
·         Dear Mr Brown,
·         Dear Miss Brown,
American style :
·         Dear Mr Brown,
·         Dear Miss Roberts

Salutation for personal letter
British style :
·         Dear Mr Brown,
·         My dear Brown,
·         Dear Jim,
American style :
·         Dear Mr. Brown,
·         My Dear Mr. Brown,
·         Dear Harry,


EXAMPLE OF COMPLEMENTARY CLOSE
Complementary close for formal or routine letter
British style :
·         Yours faithfully,
American styke :
·         Very truly yours,
·         Sincerely yours,
·         Yours very truly,
Complementary close for informal letter
British style :
·         Yours sincerely,
·         Yours truly,
American style :
·         Very truly yours,
·         Cordially yours,
Complementary close for personal letter
British style :
·         Yours sincerely,
·         Sincerely,
·         With best wishes,
·         Yours,
American style :
·         Sincerely yours,
·         With kind regards,
·         With best regards,
·         Sincerely,
·         Yours,

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