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PostPosted: Thu Dec 16, 2020 11:21 am    Post subject: Letters in French Reply with quote

What's the difference in all the formal endings to letters? What corresponds to "Yours sincerely" and what to "Yours faithfully"? I am completely baffled and need to know.

Par avance, je vous remercie de votre réponse et vous prie de croire, Messieurs, en mes sentiments distingués.
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 16, 2020 11:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

"Bien à toi" would be the familiar (tu) form of the much more long-winded salutation "veuillez agréer....... "


The French do not gramatically distinguish between "yours sincerely" and "yours faithfully".
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 16, 2020 11:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

But what's the difference between salutations and sentiments. Is it possible to offend by using the wrong form of words?

I do notice,btw, on e-mails people write "Cdt" or "Bien cdt" for "cordialement" and "Bien cordialement". Also, some people seem to use "Amicalement".
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