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    Default Guys, there is something I want to tell to you

    In the sentence "Guys, there is something I want to tell to you", is the grammar correct?

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    Default Re: Guys, there is something I want to tell to you

    Yes, that's fine.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    Default Re: Guys, there is something I want to tell to you

    It's fine. I'm interested to know what part of it you thought might be incorrect. It's a fairly straightforward sentence.
    Remember - correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing make posts much easier to read.

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    Default Re: Guys, there is something I want to tell to you

    "I want to tell you" is correct. Not "tell to you."

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    Default Re: Guys, there is something I want to tell to you

    Oops! I think both Barb and I missed that! Just goes to show that we frequently read what we expect to read, not what is actually there.
    Remember - correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing make posts much easier to read.

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    Default Re: Guys, there is something I want to tell to you

    Dear emsr2d2: First of all, thanks for your answer.

    I thought it was incorrect "Guys (plural) there are (not sure if it was ok) something to (i wasn`t sure if it was right) tell to you"

    Thanks for your time.

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    Default Re: Guys, there is something I want to tell to you

    Quote Originally Posted by Nikitus View Post
    Dear emsr2d2: First of all, thanks for your answer.

    I thought it was incorrect "Guys (plural) there are (not sure if it was ok) something I want to (i wasn`t sure if it was right) tell to you"

    Thanks for your time.
    Don't forget about capitalizing the pronoun "I" please!

    The verb "is" goes with "there." "Guys" is just the way you are addressing your listeners. You can omit that from the sentence.

    Your original sentence was "something I want to tell..." -- this is correct. It was the second "to" that should have been omitted.

    There is something I want to tell you.
    I have something to tell you.

    Oddly, "say" takes "to" while "tell" does not.
    There is something I want to say to you.
    I have something to say to you.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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