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    wishing sth (uncountable)

    Hello,

    I'd like to clarify one issue:
    say, we are wishing someone something, like like that (seen it on a brokerage firm's page): We wish you a profitable trading!


    So, do we need the article here? Because 'trading' is uncountable, isn't it? Which means there is no need for the article. Or is there something with the verb 'wish'?

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    #2

    Re: wishing sth (uncountable)

    I wish you good luck.
    I hope you are in good health.

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    #3

    Re: wishing sth (uncountable)

    Quote Originally Posted by ava04 View Post
    Hello,

    I'd like to clarify one issue:
    say, we are wishing someone something, like like that (seen it on a brokerage firm's page): We wish you a profitable trading!


    So, do we need the article here? Because 'trading' is uncountable, isn't it? Which means there is no need for the article. Or is there something with the verb 'wish'?
    The phrase you quoted is very unnatural.
    I am not a teacher.

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    #4

    Re: wishing sth (uncountable)

    So it is not correct grammatically... or will it be correct without the article 'a'???
    In what sense 'unnatural'? Meaning it makes no sense?

    Thank you

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    #5

    Re: wishing sth (uncountable)

    We wish you a profitable trading!
    Quote Originally Posted by ava04 View Post
    So it is not correct grammatically... or will it be correct without the article 'a'???
    In what sense 'unnatural'? Meaning it makes no sense?

    Thank you
    It's grammatically correct and makes sense if you remove the article. It's just not something a native Anglophone would write.

    Marketing people are good at writing slogans. I'm not, and I can't think of a better way to phrase that. Sorry.
    I am not a teacher.

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    #6

    Re: wishing sth (uncountable)

    What's the site? Is it a native speaker site? The fact that something is on the web does not mean it's right.

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