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  1. ppippi
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    Question return 'me' > acceptable?

    While I know that most people would not use a direct object after 'return', I'm wondering if it is wrong to do so:

    (more commonly)
    Will you return the book to him/me/the library?

    (acceptable?)
    Will you return me my book?
    Will you return me?
    Would you like to return me the...?

    Thanks,
    ppippi

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    Re: return 'me' > acceptable?

    Will you return me my book?
    Would you like to return me the...?

    These are fine to me.

    Will you return me?
    This doesn't work- you could dream up a context where you are physically going to return me somewhere, but it's unlikely.


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    Re: return 'me' > acceptable?

    Thanks Tdol, for the assurance.

    ppippi^^

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    Re: return 'me' > acceptable?

    You're welcome, Ppippi.

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