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    relative clauses

    Hello,

    -Did you read the letter which I wrote you?

    -Did you read the letter which I wrote to you?

    I can't know whether I must put 'to' before the pronoun.

    Thank you...

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    Re: relative clauses

    Quote Originally Posted by aysaa View Post
    Hello,

    -Did you read the letter which I wrote you?

    -Did you read the letter which I wrote to you?

    I can't know whether I must put 'to' before the pronoun.

    Thank you...
    I would say "Did you read the letter sent you".

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    Re: relative clauses

    Thank you ,but I want to learn how to use like that grammatically. Could you please check the sentences I wrote below?

    -Here is the letter I wrote you.

    -Here is the letter I wrote to you.

    I would just want to learn whether we can put 'to' or not. Thanks...

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    #4

    Re: relative clauses

    Both are fine.

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    Re: relative clauses

    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    I would say "Did you read the letter sent you".
    Sorry, I meant "I sent you".

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    #6

    Re: relative clauses

    There is a slight anomaly which this post made me think about. In BrE, "Here is the letter I wrote you" is fine. So is "I wrote you a letter yesterday". However, "I wrote you yesterday" is not.

    In AmE, "I wrote you yesterday" is perfectly acceptable.

    In BrE, "I wrote you ...", if followed by anything, is followed by a noun which needs to be the word for whatever it is that was written. It's not followed by a statement of time.

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    #7

    Re: relative clauses

    [QUOTE=aysaa

    -Did you read the letter which I wrote you?


    [B]NOT A TEACHER[/B]


    (1) I think that most American teachers would prefer that we say:

    Did you read the letter that I wrote you?

    (2) I believe that Americans are advised to save "which" for non-defining

    clauses:

    Your humorous letter, which (by the way) arrived just one hour ago, is making

    everyone in the office laugh their heads off.

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