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Nine Professional Email Endings

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You’ve written the entire email, but now you need help ending it in a professional manner. We’ll give you nine email sign-offs you can use in either formal or casual business emails.

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Nine Professional Email Sign-Offs

Formal:

  1. Regards,
  2. Sincerely,
  3. Respectfully,
  4. Thank you,

Casual:

  1. Best,
  2. Happy [day of the week],
  3. Thanks,
  4. Cheers,
  5. Have a great day/week/weekend,


How To End an Email Professionally

We know.

Writing an email can be nerve-racking. Not only do you want to avoid typos and other types of errors, but you also want to avoid saying the wrong thing at the wrong time.

For instance: What’s the proper way to end a professional email?

No need to stress about this because below we’re going to give you nine formal and casual ways to end an email professionally.

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Formal Ways To Sign Off an Email

Professional emails vary depending on the setting. For example, an email to a colleague you’ve known for several years might carry a friendly or casual tone that you wouldn’t exactly use when writing an email to your new supervisor.

It’s similar to how the vocabulary you use when writing an email to a classmate might differ from the vocabulary you would use when writing an email to a professor.

The following closings are perfect for business emails that require more stringent formalities.

1. Regards

This is about as safe as professional email closings can get. We’d recommend keeping it simple. However, adding a “Kind” or “Best” in front of it might make it a bit less austere.

Regards,
Chris Wuzzhisname

2. Sincerely

You can’t go wrong with a traditional closing like this one. It’s a perfect fit for cover letters, recommendation letters, and other types of formal correspondence.

Sincerely,
Chris Wuzzhisname

3. Respectfully

This is as proper as they come. We’d recommend using this one in the utmost of formal settings.

Respectfully,
Chris Wuzzhisname

4. Thank you

This closing is quite versatile and works even if you’re not specifically asking for anything. It can also mean “thank you for taking the time to read this email.”

Thank you,
Chris Wuzzhisname

Casual Ways To Sign Off an Email

There are also settings in which you need to maintain a certain level of professionalism but can adopt a friendlier or more casual tone. In those cases, you can use any of the following email endings.

5. Best

This might be the most common email sign-off you use and receive in the workplace. It’s safe, dynamic, and friendly.

Best,
Chrissa Wuzzhername

6. Happy [day of the week]

If you’re in a particularly good mood (and want to spread positive vibes), try ending your email with this closing.

Happy Friday,
Chrissa Wuzzhername

7. Thanks

This is a more casual alternative to thank you. And like it, it can fit nicely into many different types of emails.

Thanks,
Chrissa Wuzzhername

8. Cheers

You may be aware that cheers is a British phrase used to express gratitude, good wishes, or to end a conversation. However, it’s also a popular way to end an email in the American workplace.

Cheers,
Chrissa Wuzzhername

9. Have a great day/week/weekend

This is another great option to use if you want to end your email on a positive note. You can also switch out “great” for another adjective like splendid, pleasant, or wonderful.

Have a great day,
Chrissa Wuzzhername
Proper Comma Placement

As you can see in the examples above, proper email etiquette requires a comma after the closing line.


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