We wish your company's prosperity. Is this common expression?

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My company is about to give customers presents when our staffs visit our cutomer company.
We will write a sentence on the presents.

We wish your company's prosperity(or advance).

Q1. your company's prosperity or the prosperity of your company. Which is correct?
Q2. That sentence is common? If you know common expression, please tell me it.

asked Mar 17 '11 at 10:28 Saetbyoul New member

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I'm a little confused about what is asked, mainly because of the grammar and mechanics of the questions posed. So I'll tell you what I think you're asking and then answer that hoping I got it right.

 

Your company is going to give presents to your customers when different employees from your staff visit your customers' respective companies. The sentence you will write on the note of these gifts is: "We wish your company's prosperity."

 

First question: "Your company's prosperity" or "the prosperity of your company." Which is correct?

I will say that in some way they're both correct. But the intentions you have in the first phrase is better, understandable, and less awkward. Though the apostrophe-S make it seem like you are wishing something else (of which you have yet to write) to the company's prosperity and as such seems like the sentence cut off. I think you mean to write: "We wish your company prosperity." If that still seems wrong to you, or if it doesn't sound 'right,' consider adding an adverb like "We wish your company much prosperity."

 

Second question: Is this sentence common? If you know a more common expression, please tell me.

I don't know if the expression is common but it's certainly nice and very understandable. If you want something perhaps a little less formal, you can say something like "We wish your company great success" or "We wish your company good fortune."

link comment answered Mar 17 '11 at 18:53 Michael Collado Contributor

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