Phrases for ending your letter


Here’s a useful list of ways you can close your letter.


Request a reply from the person you are writing to

  • Let me know what you think. (informal)
  • Hope to hear from you soon. (informal / semi-formal)
  • I look forward to your reply. (semi-formal/formal)
  • I look forward to hearing from you. (semi-formal/formal)
  • I would appreciate your immediate attention to this matter. (formal)
  • I would appreciate a prompt reply at your earliest convenience. (formal)
  • I look forward to receiving your response in the near future. (formal)

Invite the reader to contact you if they need any further help or information

  • If you need anything else, just ask. (informal)
  • Let me know if you need any more information. (informal / semi-formal)
  • If you require any further information, feel free to contact me. (semi-formal / formal)
  • Should you need any further information, please do not hesitate to contact me. (formal)
  • Please inform me if I could be of any further assistance. (formal)

A list of useful ‘general’ closing phrases:

  • Love and best wishes (informal)
  • See you soon (informal)
  • All the best (informal / semi-formal)
  • Best wishes (informal / semi-formal)
  • Kindest regards (semi-formal / formal)
  • Respectfully yours (formal)
  • Cordially (formal)

Using ‘Your sincerely’ and ‘Yours faithfully’

An important note – make sure you know these rules! Finishing on the wrong expression can leave a bad final impression for the examiner!

In formal letters, if you use a person’s name, use ‘Yours sincerely’. If you start with ‘Dear Sir or Madam’, use ‘Yours faithfully’.

An easy way to remember this is never mix the the ‘S’ words – ‘Sir’ is NOT ‘sincerely’!!

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