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    #1

    Congratulation on your wedding.

    Sunday is my friend's wedding. I am going to meet the groom for the first time tomorrow (Saturday). He just came to my country a week ago. Are the following OK?

    Hello, How are you doing? I am Niaz. Congratulation on your wedding. I am so happy for you (I mean my friend and he). You guys make a wonderful couple. Wish you the best on this wonderful journey. You are also very welcome to my county!

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    Re: Congratulation on your wedding.

    A very nice sentiment which I'm sure would be appreciated!

    A few small problems:
    1. "Congratulation on your wedding" should be Congratulations ...
    2. (I mean my friend and he) should be (… my friend and him). It's an object of the verb mean.
    3. 'You are welcome to ___' usually means, 'You can take or do it if you want. You're welcome to free drinks. You're welcome to enjoy the view.

    This sentence would be better as: a. You are also very welcome in my country.' I know this is confusing as we often see "Welcome to (place name)". You might say, 'Welcome to the USA!' More or less, this means: b. I welcome you to the USA. In a, welcome is an adjective. In b, welcome is a verb.

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    #3

    Re: Congratulation on your wedding.


    Hello! Congratulations on your wedding. I am really happy for you both. You guys make a wonderful couple. Wish you the best on this wonderful journey. And also... welcome to my country! -- Niaz


    I think it's probably best to ask no questions in a message of congratulations.

    (Cross-posted with J&K. Pick and choose as you will )
    Retired proofreader. ESL tutor. Not a teacher. Nor a typist, evidently.

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    #4

    Re: Congratulation on your wedding.

    Thank you so much for help. Can I also say "I can't wait coming to your wedding"?

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    #5

    Re: Congratulation on your wedding.

    Quote Originally Posted by it-is-niaz View Post
    Thank you so much for help. Can I also say "I can't wait coming to your wedding"?
    No. You'd have to use the infinitive to come, but the sentence would not be natural. Just say I can't wait for your wedding! "Can't wait" is an idiom meaning "am greatly looking forward to".
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    #6

    Re: Congratulation on your wedding.

    Is the groom a native English speaker?
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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