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  1. Bernadete Tranquillo
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    verb to tell

    Can I use the verb "to tell" followed by "to". For exemple:
    I want to tell something to you. ????
    Thanks

    Bernadete

  2. Casiopea's Avatar

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    Re: verb to tell

    Welcome, Bernadete.

    [1] I want to tell you the news.
    [2] I want to tell the news to you.

    If we replace the noun phrase "the news" with the pronoun "it", the structure works in [3] but not in [4],

    [3] I want to tell it to you.
    [4] I want to tell you it.

    Hope that helps.

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