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    Grammar

    Is 'to' needed after send in sentences? Please see the below example

    Please send to me your details.
    or
    Please send me your details.

    What kind of words don't need to use 'to'?

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    Re: Grammar

    Please send me your details
    is correct.


    What kind of words don't need to use 'to'?
    Wow! That's a tough one. I'll leave that to somebody else.

    Rover

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    Re: Grammar

    Quote Originally Posted by AshruAli View Post

    Please send me your details. This sounds more natural as : 'Please send your details to me.'

    When we are dealing with direct and indirect objects:
    the indirect object comes before the direct object;
    pronouns generally come before nouns;
    but to- constructions come last.


    Please send me your details.
    Please send me them.
    Please send the appointments secretary your details
    Please send your details to me.
    Please send them to me.
    Please send them to the appointments secretary.



    What kind of words don't need to use 'to'? I'll follow Rover's lead on that one.
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    Re: Grammar

    Thanks to all

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    Re: Grammar

    Quote Originally Posted by AshruAli View Post
    Is 'to' needed after send in sentences? Please see the below example

    Please send to me your details.
    or
    Please send me your details.

    What kind of words don't need to use 'to'?

    Ashru
    You are asking which verbs require the use of "to" for the indirect object.
    As a first step, you can note that the short Anglo-Saxon words often don't:
    give me, tell me, send, show, ask, answer, forward ...

    Words with similar meaning, but derived from French/Latin, often need "to":
    donate to me, relate to me, demonstrate, request (of, from), explain ...

    Naturally, there are exceptions.
    You can say, "Sing me a song", but not "Sing me".

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