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Expressions used in letters and correspondence - synonyms or related words

Dear

adjective

used in front of someone’s name at the beginning of a letter to them

postscript

noun

a message that you write at the end of a letter or email, usually below the place where you sign your name

love

noun

used at the end of a letter to someone you know well

herewith

adverb

very formal

with this letter, statement, document, or contract. This word is often used in official and legal documents.

dearest

adjective

old-fashioned

used in front of the name of someone you love at the beginning of a letter to them

Yours

used at the end of a formal letter before your name

Yours sincerely

used before your name as a way of ending a formal letter

kind regards

an expression that you can use at the end of an informal letter before you sign your name

best wishes

used as a friendly way of ending a letter to someone you know who is not a very close friend

Dear Sir

used for beginning a letter to a man whose name you do not know

brinner

a meal served in the evening which consists of foods traditionally eaten at breakfast

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