When do you use the phrase "respectfully yours?"?


A letter should be closed with the words 'respectfully yours' when it is addressed to someone of great authority. For example, for a letter to the President of the United States, one may use the term 'respectfully yours.'
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The salutation 'Respectfully yours' can be used for most formal letter writing. It is a polite, platonic salutation that should be appropriate in most letter writing situations. Alternately, you can use 'Sincerely yours.'
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