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    a doubt on using 'to'

    Hi,

    I am quite confused about using 'to' in the following sentence.

    Eg:
    Merry christmas to you and your family
    or
    Merry christmas to you and to your family.

    Which is right?

    The same doubt creeps into my mind while using conjuctions in the same order.
    Would any one please explain me the logic behind it.


    Thank You,
    Norma.

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    Re: a doubt on using 'to'

    Quote Originally Posted by Norma3 View Post
    Merry Christmas to you and your family. or: Merry Christmas to you and to your family.
    Both are correct. We are far more likely to use the first.

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    Re: a doubt on using 'to'

    You can repeat the "to" for greater clarity if the noun phrase is quite long.

    I want to extend my warmest wishes for the holiday season to all the people, far and wide, who read this forum every day and gain and give knowledge to it and to my friends and family.

    With something as short as your example, it just doesn't add anything.
    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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