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Tuesday, December 3, 2019

Closing Sentence Letter

Closing Sentence Letter

Closing Sentence Letter

Closing Sentence Letter

Closing Sentence Letter
In various official letters we often encounter the closing sentence which reads as follows.
For your attention, thank you, or
Thank you for your attention.
The two sentences above contain errors as explained below.
The pronouns in the attention words are third-person singular pronouns, whereas our speech is actually aimed at the second person, so it is not clear who is meant by him in the sentence. It should be replaced with a second person pronoun (you) or replaced with the greeting word Mr / Mrs, so that it becomes the attention of Mr / Mrs.
The form spoken or we say is a form of passive verb so it is not clear which subject the sentence is. The word should be active (pronounce) because it is clear that we are the subject, so the sentence reads We thank you for your attention. Well, if the sentence is arranged upside down (the clause precedes the parent) then it will be the attention of you, we say thank you.