Feb 282013
 

What’s the best way to respond to someone’s good news? Most people know how to say ‘congratulations’ – but what other words, phrases and strategies are useful?

Informal congratulations
Congratulations!
That’s
What
fantastic
brilliant
great
wonderful
splendid
news!
That’s fantastic! (etc)
How splendid! (etc) old-fashioned
Fantastic! (etc.)
More formal congratulations (useful for cards and letters)
Congratulations on getting married
on your good news
I’m really pleased
happy
delighted
for you!
to hear about…
Exclamations of surprise
Wow!
Really?
Did you?! Are you?!
Follow-up questions
Are you excited?
So when did you… ?
And are you going to…?

 

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