I came across this one in a study book:


The translation reads 'Today I am leaving the company, and I would like to thank not only the President, but everybody.' However wouldn't a literal reading be 'I thanked everyone who is leaving the company, starting with the president'? ie implying that the president and everyone is leaving the company? Would this be more accurate:


Thank you.

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    Are you sure there aren't two separate sentences? ...なりました。社長を... – user3856370 Apr 12 '20 at 17:50
  • No it appears like that. It's not a formal study guide, just some printed pages. I found where they sourced it from: jgram.org/pages/viewOne.php?tagE=wohajime but perhaps it's supposed to read 本日、退社することになりまして社長を初め皆様には本当にお世話になりました or just be two sentences like you said. – VeryCommonName Apr 13 '20 at 1:14
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    It seems the submitter is commenting on the page, you could try contacting them to confirm. – Igor Skochinsky Apr 13 '20 at 9:11