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in a document can it be stated that "The Board of Directors Board of Directors wishes to honor -------- and to express its sincere personal appreciation and gratitude for his excellent service, dedication and …

  • Perhaps 'unanimous'? – We oath to creation Apr 5 at 17:35
  • I imagine the "Board of Directors Board of Directors" might raise a few eyebrows before they get to the "personal" part. – KillingTime Apr 5 at 17:41
  • And honor is missing a 'u' where I come from. – Michael Harvey Apr 5 at 17:45
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    @MichaelHarvey But not where I come from. – Centaurus Apr 5 at 18:03
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We would use 'personal' when discussing something "relating or belonging to a single or particular person rather than to a group or an organization". One person can express their own personal opinion or feelings, such as appreciation; a group or body cannot. They might express appreciation that was collective ("shared by every member of a group of people").

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