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    mail someone a parcel

    Are both of the following sentences correct and natural? Thank you.

    1. He mailed his friend in the States a parcel.
    2. He mailed his friend a parcel in the States.
    Last edited by maoyueh; 01-Jul-2013 at 02:48. Reason: space

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    Re: mail someone a parcel

    Quote Originally Posted by maoyueh View Post
    Are both of the following sentences correct and natural? Thank you.

    1. He mailed his friend in the States a parcel.
    2. He mailed his friend a parcel in the States.
    No - "in the States" needs to stay with "friend."

    You can say "He mailed a parcel to his friend in the States."
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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