Should we say “𝐇𝐚𝐩𝐩𝐲 𝐍𝐞𝐰 𝐘𝐞𝐚𝐫!” or “𝐇𝐚𝐩𝐩𝐲 𝐍𝐞𝐰 𝐘𝐞𝐚𝐫’𝙨͇!”? 𝐀𝐧𝐬𝐰𝐞𝐫: Always say “Happy New Yea𝐫”, with 𝐧𝐨
Many of us 𝘪𝘯𝘤𝘰𝘳𝘳𝘦𝘤𝘵𝘭𝘺 say “Happy New Year’𝐬!”, because we hear 𝘤𝘰𝘳𝘳𝘦𝘤𝘵 phrases such as: “On New Year’s, I usually spend time with my family” , or “What are you doing for New Year’s?” These phrases are correct because we are implying either New Year’s 𝐃𝐚𝐲 or New Year’s 𝐄𝐯𝐞. We use ‘𝒔 here because we’re referring to a specific day, not the whole year 2020.
The following article from 𝐃𝐢𝐜𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧𝐚𝐫𝐲.𝐜𝐨𝐦 further explains when to correctly use New Year vs. New Year’s. Many of us use the incorrect phrase, whether English is our first or second language. Check it out!
So, Happy New Yea𝐫! Also, enjoy New Year’𝐬 with your friends and family 🙂
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