Incorrect spelling, explanation: sincerely is a troublesome word as its pronunciation doesn’t suggest that there is the second -e letter in the word. As a result, a popular mistake is to write sincerely as
sincerly, which is incorrect.
Correct spelling, explanation: sincerely comes from the Latin language and, more precisely, from the word sincerus, which used to mean pure or clean. The word appeared in English in the 16th century and back then it had the form sincere and the meaning of not falsified. Today sincerely is an adverb used mainly in formal contexts.
Definition of sincerely:
1. adverb – honestly,
The hotel staff would like to sincerely apologize to you for all the inconvenience that you experienced.
Collocations with sincerely:
A few common collocations with sincerely include: sincerely hope, sincerely believe, and say sincerely.
I know it’s difficult, but I sincerely hope that it will all end up fine.
I sincerely believe that our team deserves to be the champion of this tournament.
I’m fed up with lies and I want you to sincerely say if you still love me.
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