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    #1

    Congratulations on the

    Congratulations on the new job.
    Congratulations for the new job.

    Are these sentences OK?

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    #2

    Re: Congratulations on the

    I would say, "Congratulations for getting the new job."

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    Re: Congratulations on the

    Quote Originally Posted by Anil Giria View Post
    Congratulations on the new job.
    That's OK.

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    #4

    Re: Congratulations on the

    I think "congratulations on (your)getting the new job" is also OK.
    I am not a teacher.

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    Re: Congratulations on the

    Congratulations on the new job.
    Congratulations on your new job.
    Congratulations on getting a new job.

    Those are the most natural ones I would use.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #6

    Re: Congratulations on the

    Does it mean that "for" is wrong?

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    #7

    Re: Congratulations on the

    It does not sound natural to me.

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    #8

    Re: Congratulations on the

    "For" works for me.

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    Re: Congratulations on the

    Quote Originally Posted by MikeNewYork View Post
    "For" works for me.
    I wondered if this were a BrE/AmE difference, but it appears to be simply personal choice. The Ngrams suggest that 'on' is more common in both BrE and AmE.

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    Re: Congratulations on the

    "for" works for sarcasm.
    "Congratulations for getting me the sack"; "Congratulations for gambling away our holiday money".

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