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Are you writing the diary entries for a school project? If this is not a school exercise and you are doing it for yourself then it doesn't matter what anyone tells you. What matters is what feels right to you and what comes naturally. Feel free to write - Dear John. Write out to your sister, brother, grandmother or mother - if that feels better. Or you know ...


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Not a good idea. You have hopefully provided factual evidence in support of your request. The answer rests with the recipient. Do not overstep. Soliciting a positive response is: weak: you solicit because you don't have good factual evidence to support your request manipulative (mentioned in another answer) disrespectful: you disregard the role of the ...


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As a business manager I have received such closings before, and they irritate me. A little. They are redundant and manipulative. Of course you are seeking positive response! What else would you be seeking? Are you trying to make me feel guilty if I respond negatively? A good way to end a formal letter is *"Respectfully,"*or perhaps "Thank you ...


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Letters are about Style: I frequently use postscripts in my stack exchange answers when I have added an element in editing to an existing answer. If, for example, I reread someone's answer and realize mine partly overlaps, I want to acknowledge the other person's answer. I also want to keep the original content as it was while adding some piece of ...


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You're overthinking it ... The Professor is probably still waiting on the grant application and has nothing to say. I am not sure what you mean by "taking any new students" - ie .. for a class or something that has a deadline - but wait till a week and a half or two, and send a followup - something like: "just sending follow-up note about [...


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Do you have to hand in diary entries (real or thought up)? If so, write those pages as the teacher tells you to do. Traditional ending are 'love, see you tomorrow' Love, [your name] or just your name. If not, you can use whatever you want. If you feel right with the 'Dear Diary' attitude, right, use it. But if you do not like it, skip it. Many people start ...


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