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    We usually say "I値l prove it to you."
    Can we say "I値l prove you it." or "I値l prove it you.'?
    Thanks a lot in advance.

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    Not a teacher, but I'm afraid that it doesn't sound good to me

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bushwhacker View Post
    Not a teacher, but I'm afraid that it doesn't sound good to me
    Thank you.
    Sorry to say I'm still confused cos OALD says the word "prove" can have two objects---VNN.

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    Default Re: prove you it

    Norwolf, perhaps you are thinking of "I'll prove it to you".



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    Quote Originally Posted by RonBee View Post
    Norwolf, perhaps you are thinking of "I'll prove it to you".


    Hi, RonBee.
    I just woder if "I'll prove it to you", "I'll prove it you" and "I'll prove you it" mean the same thing, and if they are grammatically correct.

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    Quote Originally Posted by norwolf View Post
    Hi, RonBee.
    I just wonder if "I'll prove it to you", "I'll prove it you" and "I'll prove you it" mean the same thing, and if they are grammatically correct.
    I recognize only one of those three as being English sentences.
    A: I can do it.
    B: I don't think you can.
    A: Yes, I can. I'll prove it to you.


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