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Gentlemen, a poster above has replied, in my opinion, most helpfully as to the original query in his/her explanation of the difference between 'Yours sincerely' and 'Yours faithfully'. However if anyone is (still!) interested in the origin of this seemingly archaic valediction I would like to direct you to my reply made here: Meaning of the valediction ...


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Ladies, Gentlemen, In response to the original poster's first question I would like to direct you to my response on this thread: Meaning of the valediction "Yours, &c.", reproduced here. Please excuse the some irrelevant items as I was answering a different question. "I am not particularly well-versed in this subject, but I do think I should ...


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I am not particularly well-versed in this subject, but I do think I should chance an answer here. The 'et cetera' or '&c' part of the valediction 'Yours &c' is a contraction for a common valedictory statement used during earlier eras of English, as stated before, when relationships between the sender and recipient were more clearly defined--the ...



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