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  1. CarloSsS's Avatar
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    #1

    given to me vs given me

    The money was given (to) me.

    According to my teacher, in the sentence above, you can omit the preposition "to". Without the preposition, the sentence sounds somewhat strange and unnatural to me. How does it sound to you? Do you think you may (have) use(d) such a structure?

    The money was given me. vs The money was given to me.
    Please note that I'm not a teacher.

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    #2

    Re: given to me vs given me

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    Omission of 'to' makes the sentence incomplete, that's what I think!

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    #3

    Re: given to me vs given me

    Quote Originally Posted by CarloSsS View Post
    The money was given (to) me.

    According to my teacher, in the sentence above, you can omit the preposition "to". Without the preposition, the sentence sounds somewhat strange and unnatural to me. How does it sound to you? Do you think you may (have) use(d) such a structure?

    The money was given me. vs The money was given to me.
    It's fine.

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    #4

    Re: given to me vs given me

    These are both grammatically correct. Without the preposition 'to' the register is raised slightly so it sounds a bit more formal but it functionally makes no difference at all.

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