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    Question What is your news? Word order.

    Is the word order in the sentence from the letter correct?
    "Write me something about you and your hobbies and what is your news."
    The last part is a question, but it sounds strange to me like this.
    ""Write me something about you and your hobbies and what your news is."
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    Default Re: What is your news? Word order.

    Quote Originally Posted by Martina Durisova View Post
    Is the word order in the sentence from the letter correct?
    "Write me something about you and your hobbies and what is your news."
    The last part is a question, but it sounds strange to me like this.
    ""Write me something about you and your hobbies and what your news is."
    Thank you!
    Martina
    "Write me" is a specifically AmE usage. In BrE, we use "write to me". The whole sentence is a bit of a mess though. It would be much better written something like:

    Write to me and tell me something about yourself, your hobbies and what's going on in your life.
    Remember - correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing make posts much easier to read.

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    Default Re: What is your news? Word order.

    It's not necessarily "write to me." It could be a teacher giving an assignment. "Write (something for) me..."

    "Write to me" is about sending someone a letter or postcard.

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    Default Re: What is your news? Word order.

    Quote Originally Posted by SoothingDave View Post
    It's not necessarily "write to me." It could be a teacher giving an assignment. "Write (something for) me..."

    "Write to me" is about sending someone a letter or postcard.
    That's true but the OP said it was taken from a letter.
    Remember - correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing make posts much easier to read.

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    Default Re: What is your news? Word order.

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    That's true but the OP said it was taken from a letter.
    Ah, yes. I would have seen that if I had read that part.

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