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    #1

    gave it to me/gave me it

    1) John gave it to me. (AE)
    2) John gave me it. (BE)

    Is it natural to say " John gave me it." in British English?

    Thanks.

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    Re: gave it to me/gave me it

    Quote Originally Posted by Winwin2011 View Post
    1) John gave it to me. (AE)
    2) John gave me it. (BE)

    Is it natural to say " John gave me it." in British English?

    Thanks.
    I wouldn't say it.

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    Re: gave it to me/gave me it

    However, many BrE speakers would use it- I do.

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    #4

    Re: gave it to me/gave me it

    Quote Originally Posted by Winwin2011 View Post
    1) John gave it to me. (AE)
    2) John gave me it. (BE)

    Is it natural to say " John gave me it." in British English?

    Thanks.
    I don't think there is anything distinctly American or British about either one of those phrasings.

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    Re: gave it to me/gave me it

    I agree- we use both in BrE.

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