welcome remark / welcoming remark

hkg

Member
Chinese
The President offered a welcoming / welcome remark.

So which one is correct?

Thanks!
 
  • hkg

    Member
    Chinese
    Like it's an academic conference, and the President said something to welcome the participants. Could I use both in this case? Thanks!
     

    JJohnson

    Senior Member
    Texan English
    A welcoming remark: He said something to welcome the guests.
    A welcome remark: He said something to relieve an awkward silence.

    He made some welcoming remarks.
    He made some remarks to welcome the guests.
     
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    Copyright

    Senior Member
    American English
    Like it's an academic conference, and the President said something to welcome the participants. Could I use both in this case? Thanks!
    I would use "welcoming remark(s)" in that case, and I would use the plural ... I imagine there was more than one remark.

    The President offered a welcoming remark.
    The President offered welcoming remarks.
     
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