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    help me in writing a letter

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    Re: help me in writing a letter

    Please tell your mother I wish her a very happy birthday.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    Re: help me in writing a letter

    Your girlfriend isn't going to care about grammar.

    The "you are mine" part is a little creepy.

    She's most likely going to say something like "Raj sends his best wishes for a really great birthday" so you probably don't need to put that much thought into it.
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    Re: help me in writing a letter

    I am writing what follows as a general note rather than a direct response to rajbir's question.

    People from some parts of the world, both speakers of other languages and native speakers of their variety of English, often use a rather more 'flowery' language than most native speakers of English from the UK, North America, Australia and New Zealand. Barb's suggestion in post #2 is all that most of us would say, even to somebody we actually knew. This does not suggest lack of respect. It's simply that we find effusive expression rather embarrassing.

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    Re: help me in writing a letter

    Quote Originally Posted by rajblr View Post
    I have sent the email and removed the mine part as per your advice...I didn't put much thought I just wanted to make sure its not a formal mail... As I really felt from heart to wish her.. I have never wished any friends mother other than my own mother... So thought how to express it.. I m weak in vocabulary..
    Anyway thanks a ton... I appreciate your help
    Please remember that we do not join sentences with endless examples of ... as you have done above. One full stop is enough.
    Remember - correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing make posts much easier to read.

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    Re: help me in writing a letter

    Quote Originally Posted by rw6236 View Post
    "Creepy?"
    Totally creepy.
    We are not owned.
    Someone who thinks I am "his" would creep me out.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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