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Write the Right Word: Acknowledgments

You’ve no doubt seen or heard the following: “I’d like to thank So-and-So for his help with this project.”

By including the “I’d like to,” you are saying just that: You want or intend to thank this person. But you’re not actually doing it.

Simply say: “Thank you to So-and-So for his help with this project.” Or this: “Thanks to So-and-So for his help with this project.”

This direct approach eliminates unnecessary words and accomplishes your goal.

By the way, “acknowledgment” does not have an “e” between the “g” and “m” unless you’re writing for British or Australian audiences.

Information Specialist, 701-231-5391

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