What’s the best way to end an email/letter?

We end an email with several options. I find ‘Regards’ the best one. I feel anything other than this reflects affection than greeting! See the example: Sincerely yours (Yes, I don’t pay heed to anyone else!) Yours sincerely (I’m all yours. I’m pretty sincere!) Truly yours (My soul is yours, truly!) Is there any alternate … Read more

Any rule of thumb in technical writing – conceptual cases

In technical writing, if someone writes as his first sentence in a “conceptual introduction”… One can reconstruct a 3D wireframe model by fixing vertices where relevant edges meet. It can be reconstructed a 3D wireframe model by fixing vertices where relevant edges meet. A 3D wireframe model can be reconstructed by fixing vertices where relevant … Read more

hereinafter/henceforward * refers to?

Can I say these? Which is to be preferred? or have you got any other suggestion? Hereinafter client refers to a smartphone using Android. Henceforward client refers to a smartphone using Android. My intended meaning is that when I say "client" I mean an Android smartphone. Earlier in the text I describe different kinds of … Read more

Is it ok to use guillemets for quotations?

Is it okay to use guillemets (1) for quotations in English? They are used in French. (1) Guillemets are angle quotation marks, «, », ‹, and › Answer No, standard English only ever uses the double-quotes (or, if quoting something inside the double-quotes, single-quotes) for its delimitation of quotations. (As noted in the comments, if … Read more