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    Welcome to your visit

    Does this make sense when when you welcome a customer's visit to your company?

    "Welcome to your visit"

    I think this should be corrected to "Welcome your visit" or "Welcome to our company". What can you suggest?

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    Re: Welcome to your visit

    "Welcome to your visit" is unnatural. "Welcome your visit" is ungrammatical.

    "Welcome to our company" is OK although it sounds more like something you would say to a new employee. I'd probably go with "Welcome. Thanks for coming. I hope you enjoy your visit" or maybe "Welcome to [name of company]".
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: Welcome to your visit

    Can you explain why "Welcome your visit" is ungrammatical.?

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    Re: Welcome to your visit

    Because the only things you can put after "Welcome" are:

    1. A comma and a name (or similar). "Welcome, John". "Welcome, friends".
    2. Something that could be the object of a welcome, but in the imperative. "Welcome your friends to your birthday party, David!" This would be followed by David going over to his friends and saying "Welcome to my party!"
    3. The word "back", as in "Welcome back from your round-the-world trip".
    4. "to" plus the place. "Welcome to my home". "Welcome to the company".

    If, for example, a company representative wrote to your company asking if it would be possible to come and visit, the reply could include "We would welcome a visit from your sales and marketing team. Let's set a date."
    Last edited by emsr2d2; 16-May-2017 at 14:48.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: Welcome to your visit

    Quote Originally Posted by keannu View Post
    Can you explain why "Welcome your visit" is ungrammatical.?
    In additional to the detailed information emsr gave you, another reason it's ungrammatical is that if you view 'welcome' as a verb, it's a sentence fragment. You then have a verb and object without a subject.

    If you tack a subject on it, it could be grammatical. However, it is then more of an invitation than a salutation.

    We welcome your visit.
    The Acme Company welcomes your visit.
    Wear short sleeves! Support your right to bare arms!

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