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    pass smth to smb through someone

    Dear all,

    Could you please tell me how it is called when I am asking somebody (who is e.g. in another city) to give me something through a third person (going to my city) who can hand it to me when we meet. For example:

    Please hand this thing through our friend (who is going to my city soon).

    Do I use the right verb/preposition?
    Last edited by kvvic; 07-Jan-2009 at 20:57.

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    Re: hand it through

    By all appearances I used the wrong verb/preposition.

    And will it be clearer, if I write to my friend:

    Please pass me this thing (e.g. a book) through our friend that is going to come to my city soon.
    Last edited by kvvic; 08-Jan-2009 at 16:40.

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    Re: hand it through

    Do you mean???

    Please have our firiend bring me this book when he passes through my City. (or when he comes to town)

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    Re: hand it through

    Thanks for your answer.
    Quote Originally Posted by susiedqq View Post
    Please have our friend bring me this book when he comes to town)
    This is what I mean. But I thought that there's one word to express this idea. This situation is similar to asking somebody at the table to pass you, e.g., the salt.
    Aren't there any other ways to say it?


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    #5

    Re: hand it through

    I'll send the message via my cousin.

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    #6

    Re: hand it through

    But is it applicable to a book?


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    Re: hand it through

    Quote Originally Posted by kvvic View Post
    But is it applicable to a book?
    I'll send the book via my sister.

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