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    Hi,

    Suppose that I and my girl friend are walking on a street talking to each other.
    After 2 hour talking we are going to leave each other and go home. I take her a taxi and I walk to my home myself.
    While she is in the taxi, I send her a text message: (I am worry about her)

    "Hi honey, give me a message when you get home"
    "Hi honey, send me a message when you arrive home"
    "Hi honey, send me a message when you return home"
    "Hi honey, let me know by an SMS when you are at home"

    I don't know how you native English speakers say it.
    If you were me, how would you say it?

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    Default Re: Let me know when you are at home

    I'd just write Text when you get home.
    Please do not edit your question after it has received a response. Such editing can make the response hard for others to understand.


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    Default Re: Let me know when you are at home

    Let me know when you get home.

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    Default Re: Let me know when you are at home

    Quote Originally Posted by sb70012 View Post
    Hi,

    Suppose that my girlfriend and I are walking on a street talking to each other.
    After talking for 2 hours we are going to leave each other and go home. I take her to a taxi and I walk to my home myself.
    While she is in the taxi, I send her a text message: (I am worried about her)

    "Hi honey, give me a message when you get home"
    "Hi honey, send me a message when you arrive home"
    "Hi honey, send me a message when you return home"
    "Hi honey, let me know by an SMS when you are at home"

    I don't know how you native English speakers say it.
    If you were me, how would you say it?

    No source / Self made general question
    Thank you
    See corrections above.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MikeNewYork View Post
    I take her to a taxi and I walk to my home myself.
    My first question: Are you sure that it's incorrect to say?: "I take her a taxi" I take you a taxi. I take Jennifer a taxi.
    I take him a taxi.
    (I mean I find her a taxi on the street) Then why it's incorrect to say like that?


    My second question: You have said that: "Walk to my home" is incorrect. If it is incorrect, then why in my English book it is written: "Walk to the mall"
    I mean if "walk to the mall" is correct then why "walk to my home" is incorrect? Aren't the structures same?

    Thanks for the corrections Mike. I appreciate it.

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    Default Re: Let me know when you are at home

    Quote Originally Posted by sb70012 View Post
    My first question: Are you sure that it's incorrect to say?: "I take her a taxi" I take you a taxi. I take Jennifer a taxi.
    I take him a taxi.
    (I mean I find her a taxi on the street) Then why it's incorrect to say like that?


    My second question: You have said that: "Walk to my home" is incorrect. If it is incorrect, then why in my English book it is written: "Walk to the mall"
    I mean if "walk to the mall" is correct then why "walk to my home" is incorrect? Aren't the structures same?

    Thanks for the corrections Mike. I appreciate it.
    None of your "taxi" alternatives work. You could "call" her a taxi, or "hail" her a taxi, but not "take" her a taxi.

    "Walk to my home" is not wrong, but "walk home" is simpler and more natural. We cannot say "walk mall".

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    Quote Originally Posted by sb70012 View Post
    My first question: Are you sure that it's incorrect to say?: "I take her a taxi" I take you a taxi. I take Jennifer a taxi.
    I take him a taxi.
    Very sure. If you take someone a taxi it means you carry it to them, presumably as a present. You can find, get or call her a taxi.
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    Default Re: Let me know when you are at home

    You can only "take a taxi" yourself. You cannot "take a taxi someone else". You can "get" someone a taxi, or "call" someone a taxi, or "hail" someone a taxi, but you simply cannot take her/you/Jennifer/him a taxi. Sorry, but that's the way it is in the English language.

    "Walk to my home" is not grammatically incorrect, but no-one ever says that. We all express it as "walk home". It's because home is a particular place. Thus, We walk to the mall, we walk to the shops, and we walk to the harbour. We often miss out the "the", and walk to church, or walk to school; but we always walk home.
    I'm not a teacher of English, but I have spoken it for (almost) all of my life....

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    Default Re: Let me know when you are at home

    But you can get her a taxi.

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    Quote Originally Posted by probus View Post
    But you can get her a taxi.
    Or a drink!

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