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Is there anything wrong with the following phrase? "It cost less to reuse boxes than to buy new ones."
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Sheree , mother of the bride, asks...
I wrote this on my daughter's Wedding Program:

"We would like to give special thanks to our loving parents and grandparents who gave so much support in helping our vision for this day become reality." Should it say, "

"We would like to give special thanks to our loving parents and grandparents who gave so much support in helping our vision for this day to become reality." Note: I just added "to" to the sentence.
Anne answers...
Either is correct. However, I do have one additional suggestion. It is more complimentary to say, "We give special thanks to our loving parents . . ." rather than the wordier "We would like to give." In fact, the latter suggests you would like to but may or may not do so.
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