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I read it in a letter where the girl was signing it off. The rough idea I get but I want to know what does the extra 'noch' do to the overall meaning of this fragment.

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The noch is a shortening of auch noch, which literally means additionally.

In spoken language, it is used, when a talk is cut short: There wasn't time to talk extensively about the person concerned. But the person should at least be greeted, so the greetings are "added" to the end of the talk.

I haven't seen it used in a letter and wouldn't do so, because it looks as a PS with important content. One get's the impression that the writer didn't think about the letter in before hand or had to short cut the letter due to time limitations.

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    Isn't it rather the same as with schönen Tag noch?! – Em1 Sep 22 '13 at 20:12
  • The noch referred to in your link is a synonym of weiterhin as expressed in Koivo's answer there. This wouldn't make any sense here. As the greetings couldn't be continued (indefinitely). – Toscho Sep 23 '13 at 16:55

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