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Dear Grammar Exchange Members,

I hope all of you were able to enjoy a pleasant New Year's celebration this year in spite of the challenges posed by the ongoing pandemic, which I don't think anybody thought would persist as long as it has. Fittingly, in New York City, the New Year's song this year was "I Will Survive" (Gloria Gaynor, 1978). 

My apologies for taking so long to start this thread. It has long been traditional to have a New Year's thread on the Grammar Exchange, and I think it is only right that the tradition be continued, especially since, with a COVID-19 vaccine already being distributed, there truly is cause for celebration.

Come what may, we can always take comfort in studying English grammar, which ever affords sources of pleasure and illumination to its devotees, native and nonnative alike. My sincere thanks to all of you for your thought-provoking questions and contributions, especially those of our long-term members.

Welcome to the newcomers! We are glad you are here. I hope everyone will feel free to add a post in this thread. It's an opportunity to make a (positive) post here which need not have anything to do with grammar and which will not be subject to grammatical criticism. I invite you to express yourself.

With special thanks to my colleague Gustavo, without whose wonderfully valuable contributions G.E. would suffer more than if it had caught the coronavirus itself, I remain your devoted moderator, and wish you all a healthy, safe, and prosperous new year!

David

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With special thanks to my colleague Gustavo, without whose wonderfully valuable contributions G.E. would suffer more than if it had caught the coronavirus itself, I remain your devoted moderator, and wish you all a healthy, safe, and prosperous new year!

That was very kind of you. Thank you, David, for your continued trust and support.

I celebrate our forum and its growth. It's nice to see so many members, both new and old, posting such interesting questions every day. For those of us who love it, grammar is indeed an infinite source of pleasure that challenges us to come up with new reasonings and to find new answers all the time, and this would not be possible without our members' interest and creativity.

Happy new year to all of our members! May you all be safe and healthy in the first place, and may you also continue to find intellectual satisfaction in our grammar discussions (which, in my experience, sometimes serve as an antidote to boredom and anxiety in troubled times).

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Thank you both so much, David and Gustavo, for all you have done to make GE the amazing forum that it is! And thank you for your wishes!

Happy New Year to both of you and to all GE members, old and new!

This was a rough year, We are not out of the woods yet, but, as David has pointed out, there is a vaccine and things will get better soon. I hope 21 will be a good year for everybody.

Stay safe and do not take risks. Your health is most valuable asset you have. By protecting yourself, you are also protecting others.

To all the numerous new members here: you have come to the right place. Learn and enjoy!

Last edited by navi

Thank you David for sharing your life thoughts as well as grammar knowledge, which are always illuminating. One of the best things of the virus is it brought me here last year during my work-from-home days, to get to meet you and Gustavo, and many more brilliant members seeking the way to grammar.

I wish you all peace, happiness and a bright new year. Cheers from Hong Kong.

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