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    Default Preposition use

    I know 1) needs the preposition TO, and that 2) does NOT need the proposition, but Iím not sure about 3)

    Can you help

    !) They offered a book TO me

    2) They offered me a book

    3) I thank them for the book they offered (TO ?) me

    Thank you,

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    Default Re: Preposition use

    3) Delete to but add a full stop.

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    Default Re: Preposition use

    Both are acceptable:
    - I thank them for the book they offered to me.
    - I thank them for the book they offered me.

    With the preposition, there might be a slight connotative emphasis on the act or the recipient, e.g. "they offered it to me and not to anyone else".

    (The part that sounds strange to me in these sentences is the use of "thank" in the simple present - why not thanked?)

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    Default Re: Preposition use

    I am not good in English is it OK?

    I thanked them for the books,they offered me
    I thank for the book,they offered me
    Last edited by Nicepick; 02-Jun-2011 at 23:07.

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    Default Re: Preposition use

    Quote Originally Posted by Nicepick View Post
    I am not good in English. Are these ok?

    I thanked them for the books,they offered me
    I thank for the book,they offered me
    No, Nicepick. They are completely wrong.

    See the correct versions above.

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    Default Re: Preposition use

    OK Thank you Rover.I got it thanks a lot

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