Yours truly (letter)
Old versions [change]
In old letters, Yours truly was often replaced with a longer sentence, for example:
- I beg to remain, Sir, your most humble and obedient servant,
- A. Name
Modern day [change]
In the UK, Yours truly has been replaced by Yours sincerely or Yours faithfully.
Yours sincerely [change]
Yours sincerely is used when the person who is receiving the letter knows the author well and they can call each other by their first names.
Yours faithfully [change]
Yours faithfully is used when the person who is receiving the letter is not known by name (i.e. the recipient is addressed by a phrase such as "Dear Sir/Madam").