[Grammar] Thanks to Lufthansa pilots & Thanks to Lufthansa's pilots

Oleksii

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Please could you advise what variant is correct and why?
- Thanks to Lufthansa pilots;
- Thanks to Lufthansa's pilots.
 

emsr2d2

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They're both correct in BrE and mean the same.
 

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The first one doesn't work as a stand alone sentence with that semicolon, however. You'd have to add another clause explaining what the pilots are to be thanked for, and change the semicolon to a comma.

"Thanks to Lufthansa pilots, we arrived at our destination safe and sound ahead of schedule."

As far as that goes, the second one is hard to view as a complete sentence as well, other than some kind of general "thank you' to pilots.


If you're using both of them as precursors as to why the pilots deserve thanks, then I agree they carry the same meaning.
 
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