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    Where to put "to' after any verb?

    Dear Teachers,
    I am often confused while speaking the sentences like
    I explained to you the reason
    and
    I explained you the reason.
    Compare
    I told you (Or, I told to you)
    There are many such instances where i do not know whether to use " to " or not.
    Kindly help me learn

    Thank you
    Shad

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    Re: Where to put "to' after any verb?

    Unfortunately, there is no rule. You have to learn each verb and whether or not it goes with "to".

    I tell you every day that I like you.
    I say "I like you" to you every day.
    I suggest [that] you wash your hands.
    I suggest to you that you wash your hands.
    I regularly explain to him what I do at work.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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