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    Hi,

    - She wrote to me that she would be arriving on Sunday.

    - She wrote me that she would be arriving on Sunday.

    Which one is better to use, with or without to ? My opinion, both are OK, but not sure.

    Thank you.

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    Default Re: write to someone that

    Quote Originally Posted by aysaa View Post
    Hi,

    - She wrote to me that she would be arriving on Sunday.

    - She wrote me that she would be arriving on Sunday.

    Which one is better to use, with to or without? My opinion, both are OK, but not sure.

    Thank you.
    In BrE, we never use "She wrote me that ...".

    We would say "She wrote me a letter telling me that she would be arriving [on] Sunday".

    If we omit "a letter" then we would say:

    "She wrote [to me] telling/to tell me that she would be arriving [on] Sunday."
    Remember - correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing make posts much easier to read.

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    Default Re: write to someone that

    Thanks for the answer, but I would like to ask if it is necessary to put 'telling/to tell me' after 'wrote [to me]' or not, that is, I would like to ask if it is acceptable to say 'she wrote to me that she would be arriving on Sunday' or not.


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    Quote Originally Posted by aysaa View Post
    Thanks for the answer, but I would like to ask if it is necessary to put 'telling/to tell me' after 'wrote [to me]' or not. That is, I would like to ask if it is acceptable to say 'she wrote to me that she would be arriving on Sunday' or not.

    No.
    Remember - correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing make posts much easier to read.

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    Default Re: write to someone that

    Quote Originally Posted by aysaa View Post
    Hi,

    - She wrote to me that she would be arriving on Sunday.

    - She wrote me that she would be arriving on Sunday.

    Which one is better to use, with or without to ? My opinion, both are OK, but not sure.

    Thank you.
    Both would be OK in AmE, but the second would be more common.

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