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comment Which expressions can be used to close an email?
@jae: "Regards" indeed sounds fine, and respectful enough, to me. :-) "Best regards" was just an example (one that I've seen used a lot).
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comment Which expressions can be used to close an email?
@ijw, good point; I tend to agree. I've seen "Br," used quite often though, at least among businessy types here in the Nordics.
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revised “Practise” vs. “practice”
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comment Shorter way to say “split [user story] into tasks”
(Forgot to add this earlier...) Thanks; I've actually applied scrum since 2005, and have generally been happy with it. (It ain't a silver bullet, and one should probably combine it with XP practices, but the key ideas of scrum and kanban do make sense, in my experience.)
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revised Which variant of English should I use when my target audience is the world?
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comment Which variant of English should I use when my target audience is the world?
Of course, British English is a very common term for the varieties used in the UK, and claiming that "English" would be a sufficient replacement is rather loaded with bias.
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revised What words are commonly mispronounced by literate people who read them before they heard them?
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revised What words are commonly mispronounced by literate people who read them before they heard them?
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revised What words are commonly mispronounced by literate people who read them before they heard them?
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comment Which expressions can be used to close an email?
Then again, are those mostly company internal emails? When emailing a customer, or a person you don't know well, it may, depending on circumstances, be better to err on the side of using some complimentary close (e.g. "best regards", nothing more formal than that).
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comment Using had twice
Possible dupe of What does “had had” mean? How does this differ from “had”?
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revised Would you say “quote/end quote”?
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comment Is it true that the English have many words for hill?
+1 for quoting Trask's book. I was vaguely reminded of that too when reading the question (or well, a very similar passage in his other book Language: The Basics).
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