while on cold call, is it okay to wish "a very good morning" instead of 'good morning', followed by your name and introduction? Or is it that we may wish "a very Good morning" to only those who are known to us? in professional cold calling, shall we just stick to 'good morning"?


Peter is right - although it should really be "A very good morning to you…"; otherwise, what he said applies in any other context.

In the context of cold calling it's not a question of grammar. "Good morning" might be formally polite enough to overcome the fact that the caller is intruding into the callee's day…

Anything more, whether it be "A very good morning to you…" or "How are you?" or anything but that basic "good morning" or the - usually omitted - "Is this a convenient time for me to call you?" is at best patronising.

If you must cold call, please don't try to deceive people into thinking of you as a friend.

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A very good morning

is an acceptable salutation here, it might be considered similar to

Top 'o the mornin'

where both would usually be said in a happy voice with a big smile.

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some person are there who want to underestimate the caller or the sender by using such words like very or very very good morning ... my dear.. and dear etc. I am always getting provoked on hearing or seeing such things as their intention is nothing but to underestimate our value as if they are on top position than me.

actually I am ignoring such person to meet and even to talk. A same bad behavior is the tapping the shoulder on wishing or shaking hands as if he is better than us.

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In this sentence, 'Very good morning' what does 'very' measures to? I do not see any reason to add very. Just, Good Morning is a complete phrase.

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    "Good morning" is a wish for someone to have a good morning. "Very" intensifies "good". A "very good" morning is considerably better than one that is merely "good". – Nathan Tuggy Sep 20 '18 at 6:37

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