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    #1

    Use of "To"

    Hi

    I would like to clear one point here ..

    In which cases "to" should be used after say or said ?
    Where the "to" is generally used with ask ?
    Should we say " the report would be sent you tomorrow" ??

    i mean to say the uses of "to" in these verbs...
    Also let me know which among the following are correct

    I said to him
    I said you
    You said Ram
    You said to Mr.Ray
    He says to Paul
    He says Robin

    I asked you
    You asked me
    I asked to the police man
    I asked the man

    Kindly advise

    Regards

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    Re: Use of "To"

    In which cases "to" should be used after say or said ?
    Always in conjunction with the object, e.g. "He said to me..."

    Where the "to" is generally used with ask ? It isn't.

    Should we say " the report would be sent you tomorrow" ??
    This would be acceptable in BrE, but AmE prefers "...sent to you..."

    i mean to say the uses of "to" in these verbs...
    Also let me know which among the following are correct

    I said to him Correct
    I said you No. "I said to you" or "I told you".
    You said Ram No. "You said to Ram" or "You told Ram".
    You said to Mr.Ray Correct ("You told Mr. Ray" would also work.)
    He says to Paul Correct
    He says Robin No. "He says to Robin" or "He tells Robin".

    I asked you Correct
    You asked me Correct
    I asked to the police man No. "I asked the policeman."
    I asked the man Correct

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    Re: Use of "To"

    Hello

    thanks for the explanation
    I have another question

    I have seen that when we write "Please advise" in Outlook we find a red underline indicating that the sentence is wrong,
    But when we click on the suggestion it shows "advice" INSTEAD OF "advise" But as per my knowledge is concern after the 'please' word should be VERB here NOT any noun.
    then some told me that in AmE they use just opposite of BrE and that is why there in the sentence it should be "Please Advice" NOT "Please Advise"
    I can not decide what should be the actual answr.
    Please clarify

    Regards

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    Re: Use of "To"

    Quote Originally Posted by newbie10 View Post
    Hello

    thanks for the explanation
    I have another question

    I have seen that when we write "Please advise" in Outlook we find a red underline indicating that the sentence is wrong,
    But when we click on the suggestion it shows "advice" INSTEAD OF "advise" But as per my knowledge is concern after the 'please' word should be VERB here NOT any noun.
    then some told me that in AmE they use just opposite of BrE and that is why there in the sentence it should be "Please Advice" NOT "Please Advise"
    I can not decide what should be the actual answr.
    Please clarify

    Regards
    "Advise" is a verb, "advice" is a noun. I can advise you, or I can give you advice. I don't care what Americans say, that is how it is.

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    Re: Use of "To"

    Quote Originally Posted by newbie10 View Post
    Hello

    thanks for the explanation
    I have another question

    I have seen that when we write "Please advise" in Outlook we find a red underline indicating that the sentence is wrong,
    But when we click on the suggestion it shows "advice" INSTEAD OF "advise" But as per my knowledge is concern after the 'please' word should be VERB here NOT any noun.
    then some told me that in AmE they use just opposite of BrE and that is why there in the sentence it should be "Please Advice" NOT "Please Advise"
    I can not decide what should be the actual answr.
    Please clarify

    Regards
    "Please advise" is correct in AmE and "Please advice" is not, regardless of what the software is telling you.

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