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    Do you say "Welcome onboard" or "Welcome aboard" to welcome someone new to a team?

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    Hi nabylm

    I think "welcome aboard" is the appropriate choice. In the Navy we always asked "permission to come aboard". I also think the two can be used interchangeably without violating any rule of grammar.



    Is it welcome on board or aboard?
    The adverb aboard means on board, as in on a ship, train or plane. Usually the captain will welcome you aboard ...... Aboard comes from the French phrase bord, which has the same meaning as the English word on board.


    https://www.vocabulary.com/dictionary/aboard
    vicente

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    Quote Originally Posted by nabylm View Post
    Do you say "Welcome onboard" or "Welcome aboard" to welcome someone new to a team?
    "Welcome aboard," definitely!

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    I understand. And do you know if"on board" and "onboard" mean the same?

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    vicente

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    Crystal clear. I think I'm on board now. Thanks vicente.

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