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    Default Season / Seasons

    Are these correct? If not, why? What do they mean?

    1. Seasons Greetings.
    2. Season Greetings. (If 'season' is wrong here, why? Isn't 'season' an adjective here?)

    3. Seasons' Greetings.
    4. Season's Greetings. (Why do I need to use an apostrophe for 'season'? #2 doesn't need it? What's the point of using an apostrophe here?)
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    Default Re: Season / Seasons

    Use 'Season's Greetings'. We put the apostrophe in because the greetings 'belong' to the Christmas period.

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    Use 'Season's Greetings'. We put the apostrophe in because the greetings 'belong' to the Christmas period.
    What does this mean?
    1. Season Greetings. (But this is not wrong right? If it is, why can't I use this? How come a lot of people use the apstrophe one and don't use 'Season Greeting' ?)
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    "Seasons Greetings" is a fixed term. You can interpret it as Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukah, Happy Kawanza .... Just disregard grammar. This is what is printed on the Christmas cards and it is really nice when you are not quite sure of your friends' and neighbours" religious tendencies. In short - politically correct wishes applied to the end of December.

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    Default Re: Season / Seasons

    Are these correct? If not, how can I correct it? What do they mean?

    1. Happy New Year.
    2. Happy New Years.

    3. Happy New Year's.
    4. Happy New Years'.

    Thanks.

    "Seasons Greetings" is a fixed term. You can interpret it as Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukah, Happy Kawanza .... Just disregard grammar. This is what is printed on the Christmas cards and it is really nice when you are not quite sure of your friends' and neighbours" religious tendencies. In short - politically correct wishes applied to the end of December.
    About the quote above, how do I know if it is not a grammatical mistake? How do I know when to disregard grammar? How do I know if one didn't make it up?
    Last edited by jack; 01-Jan-2005 at 21:45.

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