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    Default He replied to me.

    1. He replied to my letter.

    2. He replied to me.

    I wonder if 'reply' can take a person as an object like sentence 2.

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    Default Re: He replied to me.

    They are both OK, but I prefer #1.

    In sentence 2, "to me" is a prepositional phrase, not an object.
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    Default Re: He replied to me.

    They're both fine. The first is only appropriate if you wrote him a letter in the first place. The second could refer to letters, emails, phone calls, text messages etc.
    Remember - correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing make posts much easier to read.

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