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    #1

    is this sentence grammatically correct?

    "Referring to the appended message regarding the ENVS New Year Lunch Party 2015."

    I see it in the email and wonder if the grammar is correct. It sounds weird to me, but I can't point out the wrong part.

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    #2

    Re: is this sentence grammatically correct?

    It probably sounds weird to you because it's not a complete sentence.

    It should begin 'I refer to...'

    'Attached' would sound more natural than 'appended'.

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    #3

    Re: is this sentence grammatically correct?

    Usually, it is spelled "New Year's".

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    #4

    Re: is this sentence grammatically correct?

    Quote Originally Posted by MikeNewYork View Post
    Usually, it is spelled "New Year's".
    Not in BrE, it's not. It's only written like that in New Year's Day and New Year's Eve.

    I went to a New Year party.
    I sent a couple of New Year cards.
    Next year, I might go to Madrid for the New Year celebrations.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #5

    Re: is this sentence grammatically correct?

    'Please refer to the attached message regarding the ENVS New Year Lunch Party 2015.'
    Is it possible?
    Not a teacher.

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    #6

    Re: is this sentence grammatically correct?

    That's very natural for me.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #7

    Re: is this sentence grammatically correct?

    Ems, that seems odd to me. Why the inconsistency?

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    #8

    Re: is this sentence grammatically correct?

    Where is the inconsistency? I said we use "New Year's" only as part of the two phrases "New Year's Eve" and "New Year's Day". Neither phrase appears in that sentence. "New Year lunch party" falls into the same category for me as "New Year party" and "New Year card".
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #9

    Re: is this sentence grammatically correct?

    The inconsistency is that you don't use it in New Year's lunch party, etc.

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