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What are some expressions that can be used to end an email?

I know a few,

Best regards

Think of it as an email for first impression for a potential client. Formal but flexible.

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This looks like a Not Constructive "list" question to me, with no possibility of a "right" answer. But I would suggest OP steers well clear of Eagerly. – FumbleFingers Dec 12 '12 at 18:32
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When concerned about propriety, treat an email as you would a classic business letter. (I'm assuming a US English speaking recipient).

"Yours faithfully" if you don't know their name.

"Yours sincerely" if you do.

Here is a decent guide to business letter writing, and the same rules apply to both email and traditional mail.

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