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    A telegram of condolence or condolences?

    Which is normal: condolence or condolences?

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    Re: A telegram of condolence or condolences?

    Quote Originally Posted by jiaruchan View Post
    Which is normal: condolence or condolences?

    Thank you.
    It would be "a telegram of condolence", as far as I'm concerned. However, when sending it, you would be expressing your "condolences".

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    Re: A telegram of condolence or condolences?

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    It would be "a telegram of condolence", as far as I'm concerned. However, when sending it, you would be expressing your "condolences".
    Thank you. I googled and found both are frequently used. Do you think one is more proper than the other?

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    Re: A telegram of condolence or condolences?

    Quote Originally Posted by jiaruchan View Post
    Thank you. I googled and found both are frequently used. Do you think one is more proper than the other?
    I would say that "condolence" is used more often if you are specifically referring to the telegram. Otherwise, "condolences" is the word!

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