in congratulations/congratulation

GoGold

New Member
Polish
1. Hand flowers in congratulations on the promotion.
2. Hand flowers in congratulation on the promotion.
3. Hand flowers congratulating on the promotion.

Which of those are legit? ;)
 
  • GoGold

    New Member
    Polish
    All I meant is: give flowers to express congratulations. Is expression "in congratulation" or similar unused at all?
     

    owlman5

    Senior Member
    English-US
    Thank you. "In congratulation(s)" looks okay to me. People will have a hard time understanding what "Hand flowers" is supposed to mean. "Give flowers" would be much clearer: Give flowers to people when you congratulate them on their promotions.
     

    GoGold

    New Member
    Polish
    Oh, one more thing: isn't "in congratulations" wrong here since (according to my dictionary) the uncountable version stands for the expression and the plural form refers only to words of congratulation?
     

    owlman5

    Senior Member
    English-US
    If you want to use "in congratulation", then "in congratulation" is better than "in congratulations." I agree with the dictionary's recommendation.
     
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