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    writing you vs. writing to you

    Good morning,

    I'm correcting a letter that one of my business students has to send to another company and he wrote "I'm writing you about...". I know I've heard this many times and it actually sounds good but, isn't "I'm writing to you about..." better? Please help!

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    Marisa
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    Re: writing you vs. writing to you

    Quote Originally Posted by marisa1rodriguez View Post
    Good morning,

    I'm correcting a letter that one of my business students has to send to another company and he wrote "I'm writing you about...". I know I've heard this many times and it actually sounds good but, isn't "I'm writing to you about..." better? Please help!

    Thank you,

    Marisa
    Hi Marisa,
    The first is what an american might say, the second is the English form, so both are correct.

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    Re: writing you vs. writing to you

    Quote Originally Posted by moggy View Post
    Hi Marisa,
    The first is what an american might say, the second is the English form, so both are correct.
    Really? I would say that "I am writing you..." is just wrong full stop. I've never seen any native English speaker use it.

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    Smile Re: writing you vs. writing to you

    Quote Originally Posted by I'm With Stupid View Post
    Really? I would say that "I am writing you..." is just wrong full stop. I've never seen any native English speaker use it.
    Which can only prove the fact that you are British by birth, by nationality, by way of thinking, and the like!

    Check it out (type in 'write', and check the paragraph dealing with 'A LETTER'):
    Possible entries for 'write'


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    Re: writing you vs. writing to you

    Marisa, ask one of the American members...I'm sure I'm right here!


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    Re: writing you vs. writing to you

    Well either way.
    I find the phrase horrible whether you omit the word to or not.
    I much prefer to say I write. As much as the two things are fundamentally the same thing, saying I am writing just seems to me like a statement of the obvious - that is, you are obviously writing, why bother stating it?

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