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    pronouns

    When do I need to use in the word ''to'' before a pronouns?
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    Why:
    ''I want to help you''
    But not ''I want to help to them''
    But also ''I wiil give the report to him''
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    Re: pronouns

    Quote Originally Posted by Budi1234 View Post
    When do I need to use in the word ''to'' before a pronouns?
    For example
    Why:
    ''I want to help you''
    But not ''I want to help to them''
    But also ''I wiil give the report to him''
    Thank you!
    1. I want to help you. "You is the direct object of help; no preposition is needed.
    2. I will give the report to him. "Him" is the object of the preposition "to". The prepositional phrase tells us where the report is going.

    Number 2 can be phrased a different way: I will give him the report. In this version, "him" is the indirect object of "will give"; no preposition is needed.

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    Re: pronouns

    With all prepositions, I guess, it's a good thing to check prepositions that go with verbs in a good dictionary. On top of that, in some contexts, different prepositions are used with the same verb.

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    #4

    Re: pronouns

    When does we use specifically in the preposition ''to'' before a pronouns?

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    Re: pronouns

    Quote Originally Posted by Budi1234 View Post
    When does we use specifically in the preposition ''to'' before a pronouns?
    When the pronoun is an indirect object.

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    Re: pronouns

    Can you give me some example to understand it?

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    #7

    Re: pronouns

    Quote Originally Posted by Budi1234 View Post
    Can you give me some example to understand it?
    Have you researched "indirect object"?

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    #8

    Re: pronouns

    Quote Originally Posted by Budi1234 View Post
    Can you give me some example to understand it?
    I sent a letter to him.
    I gave it to him.

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