I am finishing the redaction of my master's thesis and writing the acknowledgment section. I was wondering if it is common and professional to thank close colleagues for the good time you had with them?

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    Just don't use the words "the good time you had with them". It may not be understood in the way you intend. Aug 25, 2023 at 10:19
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    I don't think that whether you do it or not, or how exactly you do it, will have any impact. As marker of master theses I'm not interested. Aug 25, 2023 at 11:40
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    @JackAidley I didn't see it that way, I will formulate it differently in the thesis
    – molik
    Aug 28, 2023 at 9:03

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As the commenters have already pointed out, your (non-academic) acknowledgments probably won't have much impact on anything. One option I've seen a lot is to thank people "for their support" to cover more emotional bases without getting soppy.

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