...things work out /go well for you.

lokasseyve

Senior Member
Mandarin
Hi,
I wonder if the fowllowing two sentences have the same meaning.
A) Congrats on your engagement. I hope things work out for you.
B) Congrats on your engagement. I hope things go well for you.

Thank you so much.
 
  • cando

    Senior Member
    English - British
    They more or less mean the same thing, but A) could convey a sense that there are current difficulties or future barriers that need to be overcome. B) is more open and positive, just wishing them well in their future.

    By the way, "congrats" is a colloquial abbreviation and not standard usage, although it is common in emails etc. which is OK if you want to sound casual and familiar.
     

    The Newt

    Senior Member
    English - US
    I agree with cando about "work out." I would simply say "I wish [both of] you the best," unless there's some reason to acknowledge concern about the situation.
     
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