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    send daughter to get it?

    Hello Everyone,

    I would like to know under this circumstance in everyday English which verb is most commonly used, tell, ask , send or another one?

    You hammer has been lent your mother and hasn't been returned. And now you want to use it, but both you and your mother are engaged. So you call to tell your mother that you will send your son to get it. I probably will say:" don't worry mum, I will send dingding to get it."

    Could you give your sentence here?

    Thanks and Regards

    Sky

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    Re: send daughter to get it?

    As an NES but not a teacher, I would say that your suggestion works fine for me.

    I would, however, suggest replacing "engaged" by "busy".

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    Re: send daughter to get it?

    Quote Originally Posted by Route21 View Post
    As an NES but not a teacher, I would say that your suggestion works fine for me.

    I would, however, suggest replacing "engaged" by "busy".

    Regards
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    Thanks for your reply, but I would like to know if " I will send dinding to get it" is proper. Which word is best in everyday Engish under the circumstances, ask , tell or send or others?

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    Re: send daughter to get it?

    Quote Originally Posted by sky753 View Post
    Thanks for your reply, but I would like to know if " I will send dinding to get it" is proper.
    R21 has told you it's fine.
    Which word is best in everyday Engish under the circumstances, ask , tell or send or others?
    'Ask' and 'tell' are also fine.

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    Re: send daughter to get it?

    Whether his name is Dinding or Dingding, it must be capitalised

    Rover
    Last edited by Rover_KE; 31-Mar-2013 at 04:14.

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    Re: send daughter to get it?

    Thank you!

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