Postscripts – before or after the signature?

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When I write an email, I sometimes want to add some postscripts, but I don't know where to put it? Shall I put it before my signature or after that?

Dear Mr. Felani,

Blah Blah Blah.

P.S: Some Other Blah

Regards,
Ashkan

Or something like this:

Dear Mr. Felani,

Blah Blah Blah.

Regards,
Ashkan

P.S: Some Other Blah

Ashkan Sirous

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I think the second one is more formally correct, but I've used both forms. – J.R. – 2016-10-10T10:16:35.837

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A postscript originated from postscriptum(Latin) meaning post(after) +scriptum*, the past participle of scribere(to write). It is an additional remark at the end of the letter after the signature introduced by P.S.

V.V.

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4Just a little addition: Because it is post, there's no reason to include it before the signature. If you have something to say before you close your letter with your signature, just say it. You don't need to add the P.S. since it won't actually be post anything. – miltonaut – 2017-01-06T13:53:57.357

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A postscript is a passage at the end of a letter, following the signature. It only makes sense in the context of a letter composed by hand or on a typewriter, to accommodate an afterthought when you have already finished your letter, and don't want to retype or rewrite the whole letter again.

Chuma Umenze

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