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    Hello,

    well i want to know is saying "goodnight to you" grammatically wrong. Has it to be said only good night!




    Regards,
    Saurav.

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    It's not grammatically wrong, but "Good night" is a very common and standard thing to say before you or the other person goes to bed.

    (You know the difference between "good night" and "good evening" already, right?)
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.


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    Re: query

    Thankyou for your reply,
    i actually had an argument with one of my friends on this as he was not ready to listen that goodnight to you can also be said, and that it is not a wrong english usage..
    and if you could also help me with one more query i want to know is it fight me ?or fight with me ? will 'with be' used is we want to say stop fighting with me or i hate fighting with you.

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    Usually you will use the "with."

    I hate fighting with you all the time.
    Stop fighting with your sister!
    It's hardly worth fighting with him over this.

    There are times when you can say "fight me" -- For example: Do you want to fight me for this last piece of cake or just let me have it? (That would be said jokingly.)

    Please remember to use capital letters in you English sentences.
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    #5

    Re: query

    "Good night to you" is perfectly correct.


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    Thankyou for all your replies!


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    Quote Originally Posted by Barb_D View Post
    Usually you will use the "with."

    I hate fighting with you all the time.
    Stop fighting with your sister!
    It's hardly worth fighting with him over this.

    There are times when you can say "fight me" -- For example: Do you want to fight me for this last piece of cake or just let me have it? (That would be said jokingly.)

    Please remember to use capital letters in you English sentences.



    ok thanks I got it so you meant to say both are correct simply fight me or fight with me. correct?

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    I'm trying the combinations out in my head.

    The idea of "an argument" requires the "with." I hate fighting with you. Stop fighting with your sister.

    If we omit the "with," it seems we need the cause of the fight. It's the idea of a conflict for an ultimate winner. In my silly example, you'll have to fight me to get that last piece of cake. He's fighting his brother for control of the family business.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.


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    Thankyou i got it . cheerio

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