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    Dear teachers,

    please, which of the following sentences are correct? Or are all of them fine?

    1. I will send an email to you.
    2. I will send you an email.
    3. I will send to you an email.

    I think number 1 and 2 are ok, but I am not quite sure about the last one..eventhough I see it in my mail quite often.
    Thank you very much. KP

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    Quote Originally Posted by katerina.pata View Post
    Dear teachers,

    please, which of the following sentences are correct? Or are all of them fine?

    1. I will send an email to you.
    2. I will send you an email.
    3. I will send to you an email.

    I think number 1 and 2 are ok, but I am not quite sure about the last one..eventhough I see it in my mail quite often.
    Thank you very much. KP
    #3 is incorrect syntax.

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    Quote Originally Posted by katerina.pata View Post
    Dear teachers,

    please, which of the following sentences are correct? Or are all of them fine?

    1. I will send an email to you.
    2. I will send you an email.
    3. I will send to you an email.

    I think number 1 and 2 are ok, but I am not quite sure about the last one..eventhough I see it in my mail quite often.
    Thank you very much. KP
    All of them are useable, 3. is the least likely, the word order is confusing, 2. is the most likely.

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    Quote Originally Posted by katerina.pata View Post
    Dear teachers,

    please, which of the following sentences are correct? Or are all of them fine?

    1. I will send an email to you.
    2. I will send you an email.
    3. I will send to you an email.

    I think number 1 and 2 are ok, but I am not quite sure about the last one..eventhough I see it in my mail quite often.
    Thank you very much. KP
    Sentences one and two are correct.

    We can compare "send to" to "give to".

    I'll give you a letter.
    I'll give a letter to you.
    But not, I'll give to you a letter.

    We don't typically put a prepositional object before a direct object in verbs that indicate a form of "giving".

    Here's another example.

    Stay there. You don't have to get up. I'll pass you the bread.
    I'll pass the bread to you.

    But not, I'll pass to you the bread.

    Here's another example.

    Can you hand me that notebook, please?
    Can you hadn that notebook to me, please?

    But not, Can you hand to me that notebook?

    This is simply not typical word order when we use such verbs.

    Here are more verbs that in the same category. They indicate a kind of "giving".

    throw
    bring
    toss
    mail
    ship (send something using a package delivery service or some type of delivery service)
    give
    send


    You can use the same pattern you used in sentences number one and number two with these verbs, but not the pattern you used in sentence number three.

    We can see how the same pattern works when the verb uses "for" and a prepositional object.

    They bought him a shirt.
    They bought a shire for him.
    But not, They bought for him a shirt.

    Here's something similar, but we have the preposition "with" instead.

    They presented her with an award for her hard work.
    They presented an award to her for her hard work.

    But not, They presented to her an award for her hard work.

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