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I recently saw this sentence: Best wishes for little kid which I think she should put a determiner or an article before little kid, E.g: Best wishes for my little kid or Best wishes for that little kid.

Is my thinking correct or the sentence is correct?

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  • What is the relationship between the writer, the little kid, and the intended recipient of the expressed sentiment? There are very few situations in which that little kid would make sense.
    – Jim
    Commented Jul 27, 2015 at 4:16
  • I agree with you that in most cases 'that little kid' would not make sense much. In this case I just want to give a quick example of how to fix it.
    – Khanh Tran
    Commented Jul 27, 2015 at 7:27
  • @petwho- you still have not answered the questions I posed. Context is important and will determine which determiner is most appropriate.
    – Jim
    Commented Jul 27, 2015 at 14:44
  • @Jim She (the one who wrote this sentence) was giving wishes to her cousin (maybe on his birthday but I'm not sure).
    – Khanh Tran
    Commented Jul 28, 2015 at 1:45

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Yes, you certainly need a determiner of some sort, and probably a definite one at that.

  • Best wishes for the little kid.
  • Best wishes for that little kid.
  • Best wishes for my little kid.
  • Best wishes for your little kid.
  • Best wishes for our little kid.

I don't think indefinite determiners make as much sense there:

  • Best wishes for a little kid.
  • Best wishes for some little kid.
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I don't think a determiner is necessary in this case. Besides, best wishes for little kids may be better just in this sentence.

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