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    send out a parcel

    I was told that "send out a parcel" as in I sent out a parcel to my sister is wrong. Unfortunately, I wasn't told what is wrong with it. Should it be "send a parcel out" or should the phrasal verb go with plural - "send out parcels", or is it something else?
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    Re: send out a parcel

    We usually just say 'send a parcel'.

    Rover

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    Re: send out a parcel

    If I were to use a phrasal verb to go with a parcel (or any kind of mail), it would be "send off" but "send" is perfectly adequate.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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