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Why do some people say "morning too" instead of saying "good morning to you too", in response to "good morning"?

Is it grammatically correct and valid to say "good morning too" or just "morning too"?

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"Morning Too" or "Good Morning Too" both sound lazy to me.

Stick with "Good morning to you, too!"

My other response to "Good Morning" is "Hi, how are you doing today?!". (People like to be asked about themselves.)

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  • Probably just response "Good Morning!" – dan Nov 20 '17 at 0:28
  • One person's "lazy" is another person's "friendly" (not unlike the way way one person's "respectful" is another person's "distancing"). Context, of which the OP has given none, is important. – choster Nov 20 '17 at 19:56
  • @choster -- Agreed. On this site I find myself regularly sharing my opinion that, unless a person's going to be an English Professor, "perfect grammar" is becoming less and less of a necessity (or a reality). It's more important that others understand what we are trying to communicate, not how perfectly we say it (especially in the world of texting, emails, forums, etc... Thus, context is often the most important part. I'm constantly stopping my child mid-sentence to tell him, "Wait, I need more information! What are you talking about? What are you pointing at?" – ashleedawg Nov 21 '17 at 3:33
  • @JR - I'm kind of surprised I included that phrase - thanks for the edit. – ashleedawg Jul 5 '18 at 11:03

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