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    #1

    He has grown old.

    He has grown old. Pay my regards to him.

    Please correct the sentence.

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    Re: He has grown old.

    The second sentence would be more natural as 'Give him my regards'.

    I'm afraid I don't see the connection between the two sentences.

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    Re: He has grown old.

    My cousin showed me some pictures of an uncle of mine whom I hadn't seen for 5 years. So I told him "He has grown old. pay my regards to him."

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    Re: He has grown old.

    Quote Originally Posted by habjan View Post
    My cousin showed me some pictures of an uncle of mine whom I hadn't seen for 5 years. So I told him "He has grown old. pay my regards to him."
    And as 5jj said, "Give him my regards" would be more natural. The point being made was that it looked as if you were specifically asking for your regards to be passed on because your uncle had visibly aged. That was the part that didn't make any sense. As long as his ageing wasn't the reason for your regards, then it's fine. I might have said "Wow, he's looking so much older than when I last saw him. Anyway, please give him my regards/send him my love".
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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