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    Hi there,
    My friend came to my house. I said I wanted to show them a video tape (DVD). I said, ' I want to broadcast a video tape to you.' Is it correct for an informal situation?
    What verb should I use in a formal situation.

    Thanks
    pete

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    If you are showing something in your home, then "show" is fine.

    "I want to show you this video tape of xxxxxx".

    "Broadcast" is used for public radio or television.

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    Incidentally, it's either a video tape (probably VHS) or a DVD; it can't be both. With either you would either "show" it (as Anglika says) or "play" it.

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    Hi there,

    Thanks
    Is it OK to say like this?

    Let me play it for you.

    pete

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    Default Re: video tape

    Quote Originally Posted by peter123 View Post
    Hi there,

    Thanks
    Is it OK to say like this?

    Let me play it for you.

    pete
    Yes, Peter! It doesn't get any clearer than that!

    Enjoy the show!

    Cheers,
    Amigo

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