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    Unhappy greeting

    hello. is the following sentence correct? and whats the best type of formal and respectful answer to it?
    "convey my best regards to your respectful father."
    thank a lot.

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    Re: greeting

    "Convey my best regards to your respectful father" is certainly a grammatical sentence (if a bit odd).
    A: Convey my best regards to your father.
    B: I'll do that.

    A: Convey my best regards to your respectful father.
    B: Huh?

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    Re: greeting

    Quote Originally Posted by zohreh_am View Post
    hello. is the following sentence correct? and whats the best type of formal and respectful answer to it?
    "convey my best regards to your respectful father."
    thank a lot.
    Hi,
    Perhaps what you are trying to say is;

    "Convey my best regards to your respected father".

    If so, a polite response could be;

    "Thankyou, I will certainly do that".

    "Respectful"= Showing respect to others.

    "Respected"= Someone who has the respect of others.

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    Re: greeting

    I don't know what difference what adjective is used. If a person says, "Convey my regards to your respectful father" he seems to be making a distinction between that father and the other one.



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    Re: greeting

    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    Hi,
    Perhaps what you are trying to say is;

    "Convey my best regards to your respected father".

    If so, a polite response could be;

    "Thankyou, I will certainly do that".

    "Respectful"= Showing respect to others.

    "Respected"= Someone who has the respect of others.

    thanks a lot. it was helpful


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    Re: greeting

    Quote Originally Posted by RonBee View Post
    "Convey my best regards to your respectful father" is certainly a grammatical sentence (if a bit odd).
    A: Convey my best regards to your father.
    B: I'll do that.

    A: Convey my best regards to your respectful father.
    B: Huh?
    thanks so if it is strange, whats the usual type of saying the same thing?

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    Re: greeting

    Quote Originally Posted by zohreh_am View Post
    thanks so if it is strange, whats the usual type of saying the same thing?
    zohreh_am,

    If your culture requires the use of the words 'respected' or 'respectful' when mentioning someone's father, then the appropriate wording would be: 'Please convey my best regards to your respected father.'

    If respected/respectful are not required, it would be better to simply say: 'Please convey my best regards to your father.'

    Cheers,
    Amigo

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