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    B'day message - right or wrong

    Hope you don't mind me greeting you, days before your B'day. Just wanted to beat everyone to the punch by being the first one to say it... Happy B'day!


    I'll be sending my friend a gift, as it's her B'day. She might receive it in advance, so I'm thinking of attaching the above message along with it.

    Are the above sentences right? Is there a better way of putting it?

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    Re: B'day message - right or wrong

    Welcome to the forums, Scenic.

    You need to write 'birthday' in full.

    It only needs to be capitalised in the standard greeting 'Happy Birthday!'

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    Re: B'day message - right or wrong

    I am not a teacher.

    I thought it was an alternative spelling for bidet, but it didn't seem to make sense.

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    #4

    Re: B'day message - right or wrong

    Keeping as close to your words as possible:
    I hope you don't mind my greeting days before your birthday. I just wanted to beat everyone to the punch by being the first one to say it: 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: B'day message - right or wrong

    If you don't mind having your original message changed, I would say something like "Hope you don't mind it being early but I wanted to be the first to wish you a happy birthday".
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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