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  1. ulya's Avatar
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    #1

    something to somebody

    I want to ask that

    Can we use all verbs in below structures or only these verbs show, give, send, lend, pass?

    somebody something

    something to somebody


    For example, I want to buy you a present. Is it correct?

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    #2

    Re: something to somebody

    ***** NOT A TEACHER *****

    Quote Originally Posted by ulya View Post
    For example, I want to buy you a present. Is it correct?
    Yes.

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    #3

    Re: something to somebody

    Quote Originally Posted by ulya View Post

    Can we use all verbs in below structures or only these verbs show, give, send, lend, pass?
    'All verbs'? Certainly not.

    'Only these verbs. . .?' There may be a few more; I can think of tell.

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    #4

    Re: something to somebody

    It has to be a ditransitive verb to have the two objects, which excludes an awful lot of verbs.

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    #5

    Re: something to somebody

    Quote Originally Posted by ulya View Post
    I want to ask that

    Can we use all verbs in below structures or only these verbs show, give, send, lend, pass?

    somebody something

    something to somebody


    For example, I want to buy you a present. Is it correct?
    You can't use "something to somebody" in the context of buying a present.

    I want to buy a present for you.
    Remember - correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing make posts much easier to read.

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