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    #1

    to someone/someone's

    Hi,

    Which one is correct?

    "The company will sell to its customers more portable gadgets such as ....."

    "The company will sell its customers more portable gadgets such as ...."

    thank you for your help.

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    Re: to someone/someone's

    Let me use a simpler sentence.

    The clerk sold an apple to me.
    The clerk sold me an apple.
    NOT: The clerk sold to me an apple. (This might not be a grammatical error, but it's unnatural.)

    Can you tell which is the better sentence in your example now?
    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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