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Etymology

From your + ’s.

Pronunciation

Pronoun

yours

  1. That which belongs to you; the possessive second person pronoun used without a following noun.
    If this edit is mine, the other must be yours.
    Their encyclopedia is good, but yours is even better.
    It’s all yours.
  2. (Written at the end of a letter, before the signature) Yours sincerely, Yours faithfully, Yours, Sincerely yours.

Usage notes

  • In British English the adverb almost invariably follows the word yours at the end of a letter; in American English it usually precedes it. As a general rule, sincerely is only employed if the name of the recipient is already known to the writer; a letter begun with Dear Sir or Dear Madam finishes with faithfully. Yours on its own and yours ever are less formal than the other forms.

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