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    Is this correct: I am truly blessed for the people of Chicago to welcome me with ope

    Are these correct:

    I am truly blessed for the people of Chicago to welcome me with open arms.

    VS

    I am truly blessed to have the people of Chicago welcome me with open arms.

    Are both okay?

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    Re: Is this correct: I am truly blessed for the people of Chicago to welcome me with

    Only the second is natural. I would use "I am truly blessed that the people of Chicago have welcomed me with open arms".
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: Is this correct: I am truly blessed for the people of Chicago to welcome me with

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    Only the second is natural. I would use "I am truly blessed that the people of Chicago have welcomed me with open arms".
    Why the number 1 is not correct?

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    Re: Is this correct: I am truly blessed for the people of Chicago to welcome me with

    You do not say "i am blessed for something".
    But you can ask for blessing for good health, success, etc.

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    Re: Is this correct: I am truly blessed for the people of Chicago to welcome me with

    But one can say "blessed by something".

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    Re: Is this correct: I am truly blessed for the people of Chicago to welcome me with

    Quote Originally Posted by Polyester View Post
    Why the number 1 is not correct?
    ems did not say it was incorrect. She said it is not natural, because it is not what people say.

    If I know a foreign language imperfectly (for example, Spanish, in my case) I can easily create a phrase that is grammatically correct and that every native speaker would understand, but that instantly marks me as a non-native speaker simply because it is not what people customarily say.

    We use the word natural to distinguish those usages that are commonly heard from those that are not.

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