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    FAREWELL SPEECH

    Dear Teachers,

    I would like to send a farewell speech to a colleague but I am not confident with my proficiency in English so I'm submitting this thread to seek for advice. Below is the speech that I had mentioned earlier.



    Dear Jessica,

    It pains me that you are leaving the company today. Little did I realize that you have worked here for more than 5 years. Time flies ! As a colleague, I wish to say thank you for your unquestionable respect towards me during your stay in this company. No words could describe how much I treasured you as a colleague.

    Last but not least do allow me to wish you all the best in all your future endeavors.

    Wherever you go,
    May sunshine fall
    Whatever you do,
    Succeed them all


    Regards,
    Yew Hoong

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    Re: FAREWELL SPEECH

    Nice! I think you've nailed it!

    One slight correction: Succeed at it all.
    I'm not a teacher. I speak American English. I've tutored writing at the University of Southern Maine and have done a good deal of copy editing and writing, occasionally for publication.

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    Re: FAREWELL SPEECH

    Quote Originally Posted by yewhoong View Post
    Dear teachers,

    I would like to send a farewell speech to a colleague, but I am not confident with my proficiency in English, so I'm submitting this thread to seek ask for (your) advice. Below is the speech. that I had mentioned earlier.

    Dear Jessica,

    It pains me that you are leaving the company today. Little did I realize that you have worked here for more than 5 years. Time flies! As a colleague, I wish to say thank you for your unquestionable respect towards me during your stay in this company. No words could describe how much I treasured you as a colleague.

    Last but not least, do allow me to wish you all the best in all your future endeavors.
    The underlined part is rather vague, especially "unquestionable respect".
    Also, consider omitting the part in blue. Otherwise, try:
    You've been with us for five years, but it doesn't feel like it. Time flies!

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    Re: FAREWELL SPEECH

    I thought respect is mutual between colleagues.
    "Unquestionable respect" is not natural to me as it sounds like idolatry. Or was she your subordinate?
    I am not a teacher.

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    Re: FAREWELL SPEECH

    I wonder if the OP means 'unquestioning respect'.

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