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    Default How To Congratulate Someone

    I would like to know how to congratulate (by e-mail) a person who is pregnant. She is not a relative, nor a friend, we have an "informal" relationship (but not too much!).
    What else can I say, apart from "Congratulations"?
    Thank you!

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    Default Re: How To Congratulate Someone

    maybe, you can be friendly, by asking how is the baby, and also by trying to be interested, by asking whether it is a boy or a girl

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    Default Re: How To Congratulate Someone

    I would say something along the lines of

    "I hear that you and [ xxxx] are due to have a baby soon, and would like to congratulate you both. My very best wishes for your future family."

    {I am presuming that she is in a stable relationship!}

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    That is also good, but it doesn't really show your interest

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    Default Re: How To Congratulate Someone

    Quote Originally Posted by caved View Post
    That is also good, but it doesn't really show your interest
    Note that She is not a relative, nor a friend, so a simple congratulation is best.

    If you have a better message, perhaps you could post it?

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    Default Re: How To Congratulate Someone

    Quote Originally Posted by Anglika View Post
    I would say something along the lines of

    "I hear that you and [ xxxx] are due to have a baby soon, and would like to congratulate you both. My very best wishes for your future family."

    {I am presuming that she is in a stable relationship!}
    Yeah, that does it for me

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