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    #1

    Santa

    Hello,

    Which one of the following sentences is more correct?

    "Santa will deliver a mug with a message inside it to a someone you choose"

    "Santa will deliver a mug with a message inside it to someone of your choice"

    "Santa will deliver a mug with a message inside it to a someone you specify"

    "Santa will deliver a mug with a message inside it to someone you get to choose"

    Best!
    Last edited by [number]; 12-Dec-2010 at 22:35.

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    #2

    Re: Santa

    "Santa will deliver a mug with a message inside it to someone of your choice"
    is best.

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    #3

    Re: Santa

    Quote Originally Posted by [number] View Post
    Hello,

    Which one of the following sentences is more correct?

    "Santa will deliver a mug with a message inside it to a someone you choose"

    "Santa will deliver a mug with a message inside it to someone of your choice"

    "Santa will deliver a mug with a message inside it to a someone you specify"

    "Santa will deliver a mug with a message inside it to someone you get to choose"

    Best!
    I think #2 is best but I don't think "it" is necessary, or #5, "to someone you choose".

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    #4

    not a teacher

    Say "to someone", not "to a someone".

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    #5

    Re: Santa

    Could I suggest "to the the person of your choice"?

    Also, no need for "it" -- with a message inside.
    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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