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"yours" in British English

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yourspronoun

uk   /jɔːz/ us   /jʊrz/
  • yours pronoun (PERSON/PEOPLE ADDRESSED)

A2 the one(s) belonging to or connected with the person or group of people being spoken or written to: Is this pen yours? Unfortunately my legs aren't as long as yours. I've got something of yours (= that belongs to you). Yours is the room on the top floor, on the left.
B1 used at the beginning of some phrases written at the end of a letter, before giving a name: Yours, Jack Yours faithfully/sincerely, K. Maxwell.

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  • yours pronoun (PEOPLE GENERALLY)

used to show that something belongs to or is connected with people generally: Other people's children always seem to be better behaved than yours.
(Definition of yours from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"yours" in American English

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yourspronoun

us   /jʊərz, jɔrz/
belonging to or connected with the person or people being spoken to, or that which belongs to you: Our apartment isn’t as large as yours, but it suits us. I’ve got something of yours (= that belongs to you).
(Definition of yours from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"Yours" in Business English

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Yourspronoun

uk   /jɔːz/ us  
Yours faithfully
written at the end of a formal letter that begins 'Dear sir' or 'Dear madam', before signing your name: I look forward to hearing from you. Yours faithfully, Jane Brown.
Yours sincerely
written at the end of a less formal letter that begins with the name of the person you are writing to, before signing your name: I look forward to hearing from you. Yours sincerely, Jane Brown.
(Definition of Yours from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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