Your cover letter's closing paragraph can make or break your application. Find out what phrases and information you should and shouldn't include, and check out eight examples of cover letter Finally, end with a professional sign-off.
Originally published on 08.07.2013
We often hear how writing emails in English can cost just too much time. One solution that works for many people is to begin building a “toolbox” of useful phrases. A toolbox is a simple idea – you just start keeping a list of common and useful expressions – perhaps on your desktop or in a notebook next to your keyboard? There’s nothing wrong with reusing some standard phrases if it helps save you time and communicate clearly. You probably already have 2 or 3 sentences you reuse again and again. But sometimes the tone just isn’t right, is it? To help you find the right words when you need them here are 20 great expressions for closing an email. As you read through them ask yourself two simple questions:
Expressions with a future focus
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In English, I have signed my letters and emails so many different ways.
Among my favorites are:
— Best – For more formal emails
— With gratitude – For emails directed to friends or colleagues
— With so much love – For close friends & family
Of course, the list could go on depending on the situation, but what can you say in Italian?
Just like in English, there are a lot of options, so I figured I would drill it down to the most common for formal & informal situations.
Let’s start with formal (because it’s better to get stuffy things out of the way first).
When you are sending an email to a stranger, a boss, or someone you want to use the formal, Lei, form with, here are 5 ways you can sign your name:
— In attesa di una Vostra cortese risposta, porgo i miei cordiali saluti – In wait of your courteous response, I give my cordial regards
(This is super formal and what I used when signing an email to the segreteria at the University of Perugia.)
— La ringrazio – I thank you
— Cari saluti – Warm regards
— Distinti saluti – Best regards
— Cordialità – Cordially (often used in offices)
When you want to sign off to a friend, you can say:
— Un abbraccio – A hug
Alternatively: Un abbraccio grosso – a big hug, tanti abbracci – a lot of hugs, abbracci – hugs
— Un bacio – A kiss
Alternatively: Un bacione – a big kiss, tanti baci – a lot of kisses, bacio – kiss, bacioni – big kisses
While this may seem romantic, between friends it’s quite normal and shouldn’t be misconstrued as a romantic advance. ;]
— Stammi bene! – Take care!
— Spero veramente di rivederti presto! – I really hope to see you again soon!
— A presto – Talk to you soon
— A più tardi – Later
— Un salute/ Un salutone – A salute /A huge salute
(This sounds weird in English, but I think the best comparison would be something like “Best”.)
When you want to sign off to someone you really love + are close to, you can say:
— Con affetto – With affection
— Con amore – With love
— Con tutto il mio cuore – With all my heart
— Ti penso sempre – I’m always thinking of you
— Mi mancherai – I’ll miss you
— Sei sempre nel mio cuore/nei miei pensieri – You’re always in my heart/in my thoughts
— Tuo/ Tua… – Yours…
What about you? What ways have you signed your letters and emails to Italian friends?
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When deciding how to end a letter, your context and recipient should dictate your phrasing. This article outlines your options and when to use each.
What Are the Ways to Close a Letter?
Getting into any kind of conversation is an easy task but it is difficult to come out of it. You may feel awkward at times when it comes to ending your conversation. You may come across the same kind of a problem while carrying out the conversation by means of letter writing. Many people feel it easy to start the letter writing with a positive approach and continue to do the same while writing the body of a letter. Such people may go wrong while ending a letter.
Understand the fact that the closing of a letter can make or break your letter. It does not matter, which type of letter you are writing but it is important to close it in an appropriate manner. You can make use of a creative closing, then be it a personal or a business letter. What kind of response are you expecting from a recipient? Depending on an answer to this question you can consider ending your letter.
Are you writing a job application letter? If yes, then you can mention in the closing of a letter that you would make a call on a later date. This can allow you to further make it easy to carry out the conversation and get the job. Nowadays, there are many offices that like applicants to show some determination and make a call in order to follow up their own application.
In comparison to a formal letter, in a friendly letter, you can avail many closing options. There are many ways to close a letter. Closing a letter in a casual tone can become easy, in the case of an informal letter. If you are writing a letter to your friend or a family member, then you can close such a letter by giving regards to all near and dear ones. Closing a letter is not a difficult task if you maintain the same tone of writing, throughout the letter.
The Purpose of the Closing Sentence
The main purpose of the closing sentence is to clarify the purpose of writing a letter. Make use of words in the closing of a letter that can show your connection with the recipient.
Many people write the last sentence of the letter in such a way that they can cover all the important points of the communication. On the other hand, some people make use of the last sentence in such a way that it can provide them an opportunity to give some instructions. Many times, call of action is also given in the closing sentence of a letter.
If your main purpose is to maintain the relationship for the future, then you can end by saying that “you would like to continue the same kind of relationship in the future”. You can also conclude your letter with an expression of the feeling. If you know the purpose of writing a letter, then it can become easy for you to determine the right closing sentence.
Examples of Formal Closing Sentences
Are you writing a formal letter? Are you finding it difficult to close your letter tactfully? If yes, is that you answered then here are few examples of formal closing sentences that can prove to be helpful to you:
Adopt the closing sentence, that can clearly express your motive of writing a formal letter.
Example Endings, for an Informal Letter
Are you writing an informal letter? Are you finding it difficult to close your letter tactfully? If yes, is that you answered then here are few examples of informal closing sentences that can prove to be helpful to you:
Adopt the closing sentence, that can clearly express your motive of writing an informal letter.
What Is an Inappropriate Way to Close a Letter?
If you conclude a business letter with an informal tone, then this can leave the reader feeling confused. On the other hand, if you conclude an informal letter in a formal tone, then again this would confuse the reader.
Throughout the entire communication, it is important to maintain the same tone of writing. Understand the fact that, “not closing your letter seems way too abrupt”.
Sign-offs are also an important part of closing letter. It is easy to end a letter with a successful sign-off above your signature. Here are the few examples of best sign-offs:
Examples of Ways to Conclude an Informal Letter
The informal letter can be concluded with some of the best sign-offs or you can say goodbyes. Do you know that “Adios” is a Spanish word? Many people who want to close an informal letter in a stylish way, make use of this word called as Adios. It signifies a warm way to end an informal letter. Here are the few examples of ending an informal letter:
Sample Letter Closings for Different Categories
Business Type Letter – Formal or Impersonal
Business Type Letter – Not too Formal
Business Type Letter – Familiar or Using an Intimate Way
Personal Type Letter – Formal or Impersonal
Personal Type Letter – Not too Formal
Personal Type Letter – Familiar or Using an Intimate Way
How to End a Business Letter?
Do you need to frequently write a business letter? If yes, then you must be finding it difficult to adopt different styles to end such a letter. However good your business letter may be, but if has improper closing then the reader won’t get convinced with the letter. It is important to finish such a letter on a professional note.
Here is the short guide to conclude your business letter:
Here are the few examples of the business letter closing statements:
How to End a Thank You Letter?
Whatever type of the thank you letter you may plan to write, then be it formal or informal, it is important for you to know that the closing statement should always be followed by a comma. After that, you can skip one line and type your name. In the closing paragraph of a thank you letter, it is important for you to emphasize on the thank-you again.
You can end a thank you letter with the sign-offs like:
Whichever type of closing statement or sign-off you select; it is important for you to express your gratitude in the best possible way in a thank you letter. It is important to greet the recipient in a polite tone.
Yours, With best wishes for (something personal, like “a successful start at your new job,”) With kindest regards to you and your family, Looking forward to getting .