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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 ​topfloor, 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 ​peoplegenerally: Other people's ​children always ​seem to be ​betterbehaved 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   us   /jɔːz/
Yours faithfully
written at the end of a ​formalletter that begins 'Dear sir' or 'Dear madam', before ​signing your ​name: I ​lookforward to ​hearing from you. Yours ​faithfully, Jane Brown.
Yours sincerely
written at the end of a less ​formalletter that begins with the ​name of the ​person you are writing to, before ​signing your ​name: I ​lookforward to ​hearing from you. Yours ​sincerely, Jane Brown.
(Definition of Yours from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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