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    Question Confusion here!

    1. Is it correct to say "I'll gain 10 lbs just by looking at those delicious cakes" or "I'll gain 10 lbs just looking at those delicious cakes"?

    My friend's from Kansas & I have seen her write the second one [the one without BY in it]. So I was wondering if that was correct because I was taught the first one.

    2. Is it "write me" or "write to me"?

    I've seen people use "write me a letter / write a letter to me". But I've also seen the same people use "write to me" like "You don't ever write to me". In this second case of "write to me", they however don't mention what to write as they do in the previous one.

    What's the difference here? Is it correct to say "you never write/wrote me" or "you never write to/wrote to me".

    Hope you answer!

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    Re: Confusion here!

    Hello!


    1. I've heard both, as well as "I'll gain 10lbs by just looking ... . "


    2. All of these are correct:

    • You never write/wrote me.
    • You never write/wrote to me.


    The object of the verb 'write (to) /wrote (to)' is assumed; e.g, a letter or an email.

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    Re: Confusion here!

    Quote Originally Posted by I'm still learning View Post
    2. Is it "write me" or "write to me"?
    "Write me" is American. It still sounds strange to me even though Simon and Garfunkel had a song called "Why don't you write me?" way back in the 70s.

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    Re: Confusion here!

    Quote Originally Posted by Raymott View Post
    "Write me" is American. It still sounds strange to me even though Simon and Garfunkel had a song called "Why don't you write me?" way back in the 70s.
    It sounds strange to me too.

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    Re: Confusion here!

    Quote Originally Posted by I'm still learning View Post

    2. Is it "write me" or "write to me"?
    Quote Originally Posted by Raymott View Post
    "Write me" is American. It still sounds strange to me even though Simon and Garfunkel had a song called "Why don't you write me?" way back in the 70s.
    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    It sounds strange to me too.
    Paul Brians advises Americans on this topic: write me

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    Re: Confusion here!

    Thanks to all of you!!!

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