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If a company, with which my company has long been in cooperation, is celebrating its 20th birthday, what is the correct way of expressing my well wishes for them on the occasion of that anniversary?

  1. Best wishes of constant success and progress for 20 years anniversary!

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  1. Best wishes of constant success and progress for 20-year anniversary!

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  1. Best wishes of constant success and progress on the 20-year anniversary!

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  1. Best wishes of constant success and progress on the 20-years anniversary!

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Will any of these not sound as if I were wishing success and progress for only that one day?

Should it be "20-years anniversary" or "20-year anniversary"?

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There are going to be some regional preferences. In the UK (this is an English question after all!) I would expect to see something like:

Congratulations on your 20 year anniversary and best wishes for your continued success.

This separates out the event (the 20 year aniversary) as the occasion which is prompting the message and the ongoing (continued) success for the future.

I think you should say 20 year anniversary (20 years anniversay sounds odd to a British speaker).

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  • Thank you very much. But I need to stick to the original length of the phrase as much as possible. Do you think just replacing "for" with "on" can also separate out the occasion and the ongoing success? Also, I can't use "your" because it is a congratulation note for the whole company.
    – brilliant
    Mar 25, 2021 at 15:39
  • "On your" would be better than just "on" - and you definitely can use your to congratulate a whole company as you can be singular or plural and in the plural context it's clear it relates to the whole company. Mar 25, 2021 at 15:43
  • Can I use "on the" instead of "on your"? And what about changing "for" to "on" instead of re-phrasing?
    – brilliant
    Mar 25, 2021 at 15:49
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    In my opinion you need to use "on your" - if length is a problem you could say "Best wishes for continued success on your 20 year anniversary" Mar 25, 2021 at 16:00

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