Ivan Vatamaniuk
"Welcome to us". Is it correct? Hi there! How are you? I used a phrase "Welcome to us" as a greeting in a telegram chat. Later on, I was said that such a collocation is not grammatically correct because it has an ambiguous meaning like "Welcome to the United States". Is it really so? Should I avoid using this phrase? Would a native speaker not use it too?
May 31, 2018 4:22 PM
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Ivan,

For that usage you could use any of the following:

"Welcome"

"Welcome to our community."

"Welcome to [name of your community]."

May 31, 2018
Many thanks :) I'll surely use them!
May 31, 2018

Actually, I used it as an admin of Telegram chat meaning welcome to our community. Anyway, thanks for your comment, Bruce!


May 31, 2018

Hello.


"Welcome to us" would not be used by a native speaker of American English. You could just say "Welcome." If you are speaking to more than one person you could say, "Welcome, everyone."

May 31, 2018