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    #1

    is this correct?

    Are both options possible?

    He gave me an 8.
    He gave an 8 to me.

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    Re: is this correct?

    Quote Originally Posted by allthewayanime View Post
    Are both options possible?

    He gave me an 8. This sounds like a score or a mark in a competition or an exam.

    He gave an 8 to me. This sounds like someone actually handed you the figure 8, perhaps made of metal or plastic, like a number you would stick on your front door.
    See above.

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    Re: is this correct?

    allthewayanime, you have been a member long enough to know that

    1. we need CONTEXT to give you a meaningful answer to questions like this, and

    2. we like a better thread title - such as He gave me an 8.

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    #4

    Re: is this correct?

    Maybe they're playing cards?

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