Greetings

hatgray

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Is it possible to use the word "greeting" for a sad ocassion?

You should greet him condolence.

I am not sure if I can use that term since I associate greeting with positivity.

Thanks
 

emsr2d2

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No.

You should give him your condolences.
You should pass your condolences on to him.
 

andrewg927

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No. You should use "express/receive/get condolences".

Crossposted with ems.
 

shimacatu_sa

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When expressing my sympathy, do I always need to use the plural form, condolences?
Is there any occasion or context where I should use the singular, condolence?

Thank you.
 
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