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My very best [e-mail closing / closure]

Discussion in 'English Only' started by Kleine Hexe, Jul 13, 2006.

  1. Kleine Hexe

    Kleine Hexe Senior Member

    Palermo
    Italian Italy
    "My very best".

    I found it in an e-mail, as a complimentary closure.
    As I've never seen it before, I wonder: is it AE? Is it informal?

    Thank you :)
     
  2. Sallyb36

    Sallyb36 Senior Member

    Liverpool UK
    British UK
    It means my very best wishes.
     
  3. Kleine Hexe

    Kleine Hexe Senior Member

    Palermo
    Italian Italy
    Thank you, Sally! :)

    My very best, ;)
    Sabina
     
  4. GiovanniO

    GiovanniO Senior Member

    Florida
    English (USA)
    "My very best regards" and "My very best wishes" are probably more common.
    Here, regards or wishes or something nice is implied.
    In my opinion, it could be used informally or formally.
     
  5. Kleine Hexe

    Kleine Hexe Senior Member

    Palermo
    Italian Italy
    Thanks a lot! :)
     
  6. jobu Senior Member

    canada english
    Buona sera Kliene;

    "My very best" is as you thought, an informal closure. It is simply a more intimate way of saying "Tanti auguri". My Dad normally closes his letters with "Best Love", which again is just makes the standard closing of "Love" more intimate or personalized. Since I'm from Canada, I think it is an AE or rather a CE term.
    Ciao,
    Jobu
     
  7. giannid

    giannid Senior Member

    Brasil
    USA English
    Yes, I agree that it is informal.

    Formal would be something like: Regards
     

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