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  1. Newbie
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    #1

    Thanksgiving Congratulations

    Hello everybody,
    could anybody help me with the following. Yesterdas I've posted the text on my company's website:

    Happy Thanksgiving!
    We thank all our partners, customers, team members and everybody who made part of our histrory this challenging year.

    My Boss says there are some grammar mistakes, and i can not see them.
    Are there some?

    Thank you a lot!

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    #2

    Re: Thanksgiving Congratulations

    Quote Originally Posted by Katerina Kud View Post
    Hello everybody,

    Could anybody help me with the following? Yesterday, I posted the text on my company's website:

    Happy Thanksgiving!
    We thank all our partners, customers, team members and everybody else we served, worked with, and heard from in this challenging year.

    My boss says there are some grammar mistakes, but I cannot see them.

    Are there some?

    Yes. And you spelled history wrong.

    Thank you a lot!
    You're welcome!

    Is this only going to customers in the United States? We're celebrating Thanksgiving today, but most countries are not.
    Last edited by emsr2d2; 26-Nov-2020 at 20:57. Reason: Added two corrections
    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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    #3

    Re: Thanksgiving Congratulations

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    Happy Thanksgiving to all our American friends!

    What restrictions, if any, have been placed on your festivities?

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    #4

    Re: Thanksgiving Congratulations

    Quote Originally Posted by Rover_KE View Post
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    Happy Thanksgiving to all our American friends!

    What restrictions, if any, have been placed on your festivities?
    We're strongly discouraged from travel and family gatherings outside our existing bubbles. Gatherings of more than ten people are prohibited in some states.

    Unfortunately, the recommendations and rules are being widely ignored, so we're sure to have a significant bump in covid-19 cases in a couple of weeks.
    I am not a teacher.

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    #5

    Re: Thanksgiving Congratulations

    Quote Originally Posted by Katerina Kud View Post
    Happy Thanksgiving!
    We thank all our partners, customers, team members and everybody who made part of our histrory this challenging year.

    My Boss says there are some grammar mistakes, and i can not see them.
    Are there some?
    I like Charlie's recommendation. Another option is to use an em-dash instead of "and," change "made part of" to "has been part of," and add "during":

    We thank all our partners, customers, team memberseverybody who has been part of our history during this challenging year!

    Happy Thanksgiving, fellow members living in the U.S.!

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    #6

    Re: Thanksgiving Congratulations

    Happy Thanksgiving, and stay off planes.

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