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    #1

    Smile all you students

    Which is acceptable, (1) or (2)? Whcih is better?

    (1) As graduation approaches, I would like to express my inspirational words to all of you students. Waht I would to present is "respect."

    (2) As graduation season is approaching, what inspirational words I would like to give all you students is "respect."

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    #2

    Re: all you students

    (1) As graduation approaches, I would like to express my inspirational words to all of you students. Waht I would to present is "respect."
    (2) As graduation season is approaching, what inspirational words I would like to give all you students is "respect."


    Ashiuhto.
    Both of these are incorrect. I also feel that "offer" works better than "give" because it more strongly implies that they make the choice as to whether they accept it or not.

    Some possibilities:
    As graduation approaches, I would like to offer an inspirational word to all students, that word is "respect".
    As graduation season is approaching, the inspirational word I would like to offer to all students is "respect".
    As graduation season approaches, the inspirational word I would like to offer to all students is "respect".
    I like the first one best.

    not a teacher

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