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Which of the following sentences is correct?

1: Wishing both of you good health and many years of happiness.

2: Wishing you both good health and many years of happiness.

Most probably you would say sentence #2 is incorrect. But why?
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both1 and 2 are okay

in 2, both may relate to whom you wish something or to what you wish.
Maya2both1 and 2 are okay

in 2, both may relate to whom you wish something or to what you wish.

Hi Maya,

Thanks a lot for helping me. I hope you would always be there to help me. Wishing you good health and many years of happiness. Suggestions are still welcome.

Best wishes, Jackson
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I wish you were my boss at work (hehe)
Maya2I wish you were my boss at work (hehe)
Hi Maya,

I like your name. I think you are from India. In India mostly bosses are rude.Emotion: smile Just pray for them. [Suggestions are still welcome.]

Best wishes, Jackson
1: Wishing both of you good health and many years of happiness.

2: Wishing you both good health and many years of happiness.

Hi Jackson.

When I saw your question I assumed you were asking about how to toast/say something nice to a newly married couple, or a couple celebrating a wedding anniversary, but I see you've used it here in the forum in a completely different context. You generally only use this sort of phrase when you are addressing a couple. This is not to say that it is absolutely wrong to use it otherwise, but it might confuse people.
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Nona The Brit1: Wishing both of you good health and many years of happiness.

2: Wishing you both good health and many years of happiness.

Hi Jackson.

When I saw your question I assumed you were asking about how to toast/say something nice to a newly married couple, or a couple celebrating a wedding anniversary, but I see you've used it here in the forum in a completely different context. You generally only use this sort of phrase when you are addressing a couple. This is not to say that it is absolutely wrong to use it otherwise, but it might confuse people.

Hi Nona,

That question came to my mind when I wrote this post ''Grammar Geek and Clive, thank you very muh for helping me. Wishing both of you good health and many years of happiness''. You are correct that such phrase might confuse people. On the forums mostly I just say Wishing you good health and many years of happiness. I believe this is correct to say and this do not confuse people. Correct?

Best wishes, Jackson
Yes.
Hi Jackson

I believe ... this does (not 'do') not confuse people.
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