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That's it for now, give my love to your father.

Write back soon.

Yours,
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Someone has said that it is a mistake and one should write 'That's all for now...' Is it okay to finish an informal letter this way?

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You can finish an informal letter any way you please.

If you are fussy about the layout, you might start a new line for

Give my love to your father

and possibly add something to Yours

Yours fondly/affectionately...

and be sure that you wish to convey your love only to a single (living) parent (your father) rather than (both) your parents or your mother and father.

In short, there are no rules concerning ways to finish informal letters.

  • Yes, thanks but can you comment on the phrase in bold? Someone has said that it is a mistake and one should write 'That's all for now...' – Aer Dec 12 '18 at 19:41
  • The "Yours" sounds a bit formal to me. I would just put my name, but as you said you can pretty much anything you want. Cheerio! – ventsyv Dec 12 '18 at 19:42
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    @Aer You may safely use it or all in an informal setting. Don't be too bothered about what someone says. – Ronald Sole Dec 12 '18 at 19:44
  • @Aer most native speakers don't care about grammar in informal settings so long as the intended message comes through clearly and without unintended implications, and there's no particular reason you should either. – Darael Dec 12 '18 at 21:46
  • @Darael thanks; I understand this fact but there are some cases—especially when a non-native speaker should pass the English exam—which requires attention to grammar rules. – Aer Dec 12 '18 at 21:53
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"That's it for now" is synonymous with "That's all I have [to say, to report] for now". Perfectly legit.

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