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    send my son to school everyday

    I hear people using this sentence every time but my teacher said you cannot send somebody somewhere. You can send a letter but not a person. When I checked the dictionary, it says one can send a child to school. What word do you use to say you take your child to school or drive him to school or walk with him to school everyday.

    Thank you in advance.

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    Re: send my son to school everyday

    Quote Originally Posted by Unregistered View Post
    I hear people using this sentence every time but my teacher said you cannot send somebody somewhere. You can send a letter but not a person. When I checked the dictionary, it says one can send a child to school. What word do you use to say you take your child to school or drive him to school or walk with him to school everyday.

    Thank you in advance.
    You certainly can send someone somewhere, your teacher is mistaken.

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    Re: send my son to school everyday

    Dear Mr Baisahab

    Thank you for your reply.

    Can I also use the word drop off instead of sending?
    "I drop off my son at school every day." Does it give the meaning that I am driving him to school every day or that I am just accompanying him.

    Is it correct to say
    1) I fetch him from school every day.
    2) I pick him up from school every day.

    All comments are welcome.

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    Re: send my son to school everyday

    Quote Originally Posted by SophiaM View Post
    Dear Mr Baisahab

    Thank you for your reply.

    Can I also use the word drop off instead of sending?
    "I drop off my son at school every day." Does it give the meaning that I am driving him to school every day or that I am just accompanying him.

    Is it correct to say
    1) I fetch him from school every day.
    2) I pick him up from school every day.

    All comments are welcome.
    Yes, you can say that you "drop him off" whether you drive him or walk with him.
    Both 1 and 2 are correct.

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