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    He requested a free copy of me.

    1. He requested a free copy of me.

    2. He demanded an apology from me.

    3. What do you require from me?



    Can you please check if the above sentences are all grammatical?

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    Re: He requested a free copy of me.

    Unless he wanted a clone of you, sentence 1 is incorrect. It should read, like the other two correct sentences, "from" me.
    I'm not a teacher of English, but I have spoken it for (almost) all of my life....

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    Re: He requested a free copy of me.

    Quote Originally Posted by Grumpy View Post
    Unless he wanted a clone of you, sentence 1 is incorrect. It should read, like the other two correct sentences, "from" me.
    "Of me" is also OK in #3. "From me" suggests providing some tangible-entity transfer, whereas "of me" would be a more intangible asset or quality. Context, as always, rules.

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