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    Question Give and Please

    In the sentence: " Please give our love to your family"

    The word please is to put emphasis or urgency in the request? Give in this context is to comunicate ? The speaker is asking me to comunicate my family about what we feel for each other. Thatīs what I understood because the speaker signed his name and name in the email.

    I think if the speaker was saying to give our love to your family meaning that he and someone else give their love to my family he would have signed both names in the email right?

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    Quote Originally Posted by dinha View Post
    In the sentence: " Please give our love to your family"

    The word please is to put emphasis or urgency in the request? Give in this context is to comunicate ? The speaker is asking me to comunicate my family about what we feel for each other. Thatīs what I understood because the speaker signed his name and name in the email.

    I think if the speaker was saying to give our love to your family meaning that he and someone else give their love to my family he would have signed both names in the email right?
    "Please" is there for politeness because the sentence is an imperative. "Give" means to transmit the wishes to the family. It is not necessary for two people to sign an e-mail for both to send their love.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MikeNewYork View Post
    "Please" is there for politeness because the sentence is an imperative. "Give" means to transmit the wishes to the family. It is not necessary for two people to sign an e-mail for both to send their love.
    thank you very much! EDoes significant heere mean wife ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by MikeNewYork View Post
    "Please" is there for politeness because the sentence is an imperative. "Give" means to transmit the wishes to the family. It is not necessary for two people to sign an e-mail for both to send their love.
    Don't try to read too much into it, dinha - e-mail is very informal, and anyway - as Mike says - one person can send two (or more) people's best wishes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dinha View Post
    thank you very much! EDoes significant heere mean wife ?
    I can't tell from the sentence. It is likely to be another part of a couple or a family.

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