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Gratulationsschreiben - birthday greetings  
von bday-girl, 2010-06-11, 18:07  like dislike  Spam?  87.181.245...
Hallo,
kann man folgende Zeilen so schreiben? Vielen Dank für Rückmeldungen und Verbesserungen.

Dear XXX,
many happy returns of the day, packed with healthiness and happiness. 80 years – hopefully, there are plenty wonderful years at that with your beloved ones. Compliments of my family and all the best for you.
Love
XXX
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The alternatives are endless.  #523959
von Jim46 (US), 2010-06-11, 18:22  like dislike  Spam?  
My family and I wish you a happy birthday, and many more healthy and happy years with your loved ones.
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No, Jim, there can only be one alternative for pedants like us ;-)  #523963
von incognito, 2010-06-11, 18:40  like dislike  Spam?  86.174.154....
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incognito  #523966
von Jim46 (US), 2010-06-11, 18:48  like dislike  Spam?  
Which is...??
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I'm being pedantic  #523967
von incognito, 2010-06-11, 18:52  like dislike  Spam?  86.174.154....
Because of the Latin "alter", there can only be one alternative. Any more, and it's "other possibilities"
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I see....  #523972
von Jim46 (US), 2010-06-11, 19:00  like dislike  Spam?  
I didn't study Latin, but "alternatives" seems to be alive and well in English.
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Yes, it is - that's why I stressed the "pedantic" and added the smiley  #523974
von incognito, 2010-06-11, 19:08  like dislike  Spam?  86.174.154....
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Got ya.  #523979
von Jim46 (US), 2010-06-11, 19:34  like dislike  Spam?  
Instead of Latin, I chose my pain by studying "The Awful German Language" (Mark Twain)  :-)
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An alternative possibility  #524021
von wandle (GB), Last modified: 2010-06-12, 04:00  like dislike  Spam?  
I was also taught that 'alternatives' could only mean a pair, any greater number should be 'possibilities'.  However, this always seemed wrong to me because you could keep one of a pair while replacing the other, and you could always imagine more than one replacement.  Suppose you consider five replacements for the second item of the pair.  Each of these five is an alternative to the original second item: that makes five alternatives, each of which can be considered as part of a pair.
For example:  You want to choose for a display the two best tomatoes you have grown.  One tomato (A) is clearly the best.  Then you have six (B C D E F G) of very similar quality.  You put B alongside A as your first attempt at a solution.  Then you wonder whether E might be better.  You replace B with E.  On further thought, you try G instead, and so on through all five, till you convince yourself you have the best two.  
During this process,  E was the first alternative you considered for B.  G was the second alternative you considered for B.  C was the third alternative you considered for B. Then D was the fourth and F the fifth.
Looking back, we can summarise by saying that you considered in turn five alternatives to B.

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