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    Smile sending in

    Please, dear teachers and friends

    Couldyou shed some light on this?

    SEND
    v.tr.
    1. To cause to be conveyed by an intermediary to a destination: send goods by plane.
    2. To dispatch, as by a communications medium: send a message by radio.
    3. a. To direct to go on a mission: sent troops into the Middle East.
    b. To require or enable to go: sent her children to college.
    c. To direct (a person) to a source of information; refer: sent the student to the reference section of the library.

    4. a. To give off (heat, for example); emit or issue: a stove that sends forth great warmth.
    b. To utter or otherwise emit (sound): sent forth a cry of pain.

    5. To hit so as to direct or propel with force; drive: The batter sent the ball to left field. The slap on my back sent me staggering.
    6. To cause to take place or occur: We will meet whatever vicissitudes fate may send.
    7. a. To put or drive into a given state or condition: horrifying news that sent them into a panic.
    b. Slang To transport with delight; carry away: That music really sends me.


    v.intr.
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    To dispatch someone to do an errand or convey a message: Let's send out for hamburgers.
    2. To dispatch a request or order, especially by mail: send away for a new catalogue.
    3. To transmit a message or messages: The radio operator was still sending when the ship went down.

    Phrasal verb:
    SEND IN:
    1. To cause to arrive or to be delivered to the recipient: Let's send in a letter of protest.
    2. Sports To put (a player) into or back into a game or contest: The coach is sending in the kicker.
    3. To cause (someone) to arrive in or become involved in a particular place or situation: The commander sent in the sappers. It's time to send in the lawyers.

    Bottom line is... what's the difference between 'send' and 'send in'?

    What's the difference between these?

    Let's send in a letter of protest.
    Let's send a letter of protest.

    Thanks


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    #2

    Re: sending in

    "Send in" is only used in certain circumstances. For example, maybe you have some dancers waiting in the wings, then on cue you send them in to perform.


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    Smile Re: sending in

    hmmm... it sounds like 'send in' is used in circumstances that requires urgency, it's used to solve a problem, "try it and see what happens (even if you already know what is going to happen)".

    OK, what about 'wire'? I am wiring you some money today.
    Does it mean I am fastening the process by sending the money electronically?

    Is it formal? I guess not.

    Thanks

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    Re: sending in

    Quote Originally Posted by marciobarbalho View Post
    hmmm... it sounds like 'send in' is used in circumstances that requires urgency, it's used to solve a problem, "try it and see what happens (even if you already know what is going to happen)".
    You hold something in reserve until it is needed. Then you send it in. (Definitions 2 & 3)

    Quote Originally Posted by marciobarbalho View Post
    OK, what about 'wire'? I am wiring you some money today.
    Does it mean I am fastening the process by sending the money electronically?

    Is it formal? I guess not.
    The money is sent directly from one account to another.

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    Re: sending in

    1. To cause to be conveyed by an intermediary to a destination: send goods by plane

    This is the only one of the sentences that I think is not correct. It should be to ship, mail, deliver, not necessarily by plane.
    You can hand deliver something via a personal courier, use the postal service, ship via an actual ship, deliver via a commecial messenger service, or have something flown to the destination. They are all an intermediary.

    I am not a teacher.

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    Smile Re: sending in

    Quote Originally Posted by RonBee View Post
    You hold something in reserve until it is needed. Then you send it in. (Definitions 2 & 3)
    easier now

    The money is sent directly from one account to another.

    Thanks Ron!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Searching for language View Post
    1. To cause to be conveyed by an intermediary to a destination: send goods by plane

    This is the only one of the sentences that I think is not correct. It should be to ship, mail, deliver, not necessarily by plane.
    You can hand deliver something via a personal courier, use the postal service, ship via an actual ship, deliver via a commecial messenger service, or have something flown to the destination. They are all an intermediary.

    I am not a teacher.
    What do you mean?
    As far as I know, to convey = transport, thus whether someone have someone one to drop off something somewhere, he/she is practicing the act of sending.

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    Re: sending in

    Quote Originally Posted by marciobarbalho View Post
    What do you mean?
    As far as I know, to convey = transport, thus whether someone have someone one to drop off something somewhere, he/she is practicing the act of sending.
    You are right in that, of course, but it is not necessarily by plane.

    It occurred to me after I had posted, that the question was possibly just to give one meaning of to convey, in which case to send by plane is correct. I was just giving other modes of transporting.

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    Smile Re: sending in

    just in case you havent noticed yet, the sentences in blue and green are just examples, therefore it could be anything, an aeroplane, a ferry, a boat, even a goat.
    Kidding, thanks for posting.

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    Re: sending in

    Possibly a carrier pigeon!
    Last edited by Searching for language; 09-Mar-2009 at 17:17. Reason: spelling

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