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    Re: What's wrong with "Welcome Mr... to ... University"

    Quote Originally Posted by 5jj View Post
    'Welcome is not followed by 'to' It is followed by a direct object noun or pronoun.
    Ok, I'am sorry, I didn't say it clearly.
    My question is: Is "Welcome sb. to sp. " wrong?

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    Re: What's wrong with "Welcome Mr... to ... University"

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    "A warm welcome to **university, Kofi Annan"
    This is a sign showing the staff and students' warm welcome, and the expression should be formal.
    Is "A warm welcome to ** university, Kofi Annan" a conversational sentence?

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    Re: What's wrong with "Welcome Mr... to ... University"

    Quote Originally Posted by BobK View Post
    It's 'wrong' because the 'warmly' is dangling.

    But I don't like 'Zheijiang University welcomes...' anyway, as inanimate organizations don't do things. But I accept that it is a conventional usage, and wouldn't 'correct' your teacher.

    Personally, though, I'd just say 'A warm welcome to ...', with no verb.

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    So, shall I say it this way: "A warm welcome to ** University, Kofi Annan, Secretary General of the United Nations"?

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    Re: What's wrong with "Welcome Mr... to ... University"

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    So, shall I say it this way: "A warm welcome to ** University, Kofi Annan, Secretary General of the United Nations"?
    I expect he knows what his job is.

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    Re: What's wrong with "Welcome Mr... to ... University"

    People have already told you it is wrong.

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    Re: What's wrong with "Welcome Mr... to ... University"

    Quote Originally Posted by konungursvia View Post
    People have already told you it is wrong.
    I don't think they say it is wrong, but they said it sounded like an order.
    If I put "We" before "welcome", does it make sense?

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    Re: What's wrong with "Welcome Mr... to ... University"

    We said "Welcome Kofi Annan to XXX University" sounded like an order being made to the students and staff of the university.
    "Welcome to XXX University, Kofi Annan" does not sound like an order.
    Remember - correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing make posts much easier to read.

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