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    give the link

    Hello dear teachers,

    My friend recently sent me an email requesting the to a video. He wrote:

    Give the link and I'll download it.

    I think since the verb ''give'' is intransitive, he should have said: Give me the link ....

    Am I right?

    Thanks in advance.

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    Re: give the link

    In an informal email to a friend, all that matters is to be understood.

    I assume you understood what he meant. Give me the link would have been better, but I don't think he would thank you for correcting him.

    You are not right about give being intransitive. The link here is the direct object of give.


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