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Toast

Posted: Tue Dec 19, 2017 4:15 pm
by Stevenloan
Hi you guys! My sister has just got her driver's license. I open up a bottle of champagne to congratulate her. Is it correct if I say the following sentence in this situation?

"Let's propose a toast to your getting a driver's license"

Your answers will be highly appreciated.

StevenLoan

Re: Toast

Posted: Tue Dec 19, 2017 4:25 pm
by Bobinwales
It is correct Steven,but a bit formal.

I would say something along the lines of, "Here's to you and your new licence!".

By the way, notice, "licence" not "license". The spelling with a 'c' is the UK spelling and the 's' is American.
To confuse the issue even further, "license" is a verb in the UK. "He gave him license to celebrate Christmas" or "He gave him a licence to celebrate Christmas". It's a dreadful language to learn sometimes.

Re: Toast

Posted: Tue Dec 19, 2017 5:15 pm
by tony h
The phrasing is rather awkward.

Let's propose a toast to you getting your driving license.

In England we tend to say "driving licence", the USA may use "driver's licence".

Re: Toast

Posted: Wed Dec 20, 2017 8:37 am
by Stevenloan
Bob and tony h : Thank you two very very much. I really appreciate it.