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    Is this wish totally rude ?

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    Last edited by butwas; 15-Nov-2013 at 16:06.

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    Re: Is this wish totally rude ?

    It's not rude. It's just not natural English. Actually, 'Do well' is not particularly natural, either.

    "I hope you do well in your exam" is better. "Good luck in/with" your exam" is probably the best.

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    Re: Is this wish totally rude ?

    Quote Originally Posted by 5jj View Post
    It's not rude. It's just not natural English. Actually, 'Do well' is not particularly natural, either.

    "I hope you do well in your exam" is better. "Good luck in/with" your exam" is probably the best.
    Thanks 5jj. :) Just to be sure, does that in anyway carry the suggestion that the receiver is bad at writing ?
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    Re: Is this wish totally rude ?

    It suggests that English is not the writer's native language.

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    Re: Is this wish totally rude ?

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    Re: Is this wish totally rude ?

    The person making the wish.

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