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    Using "RETURN"

    I borrowed a book from my friend yesterday and said, "I'll return it tomorrow."

    Should I have said "I'll return it to you tomorrow" instead?

    I'd be grateful if you could provide a bit of explanation along with the answer.

    Thank you.

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    Re: Using "RETURN"

    Quote Originally Posted by Soup Chicken View Post
    I borrowed a book from my friend yesterday and said, "I'll return it tomorrow."

    Should I have said "I'll return it to you tomorrow" instead?

    I'd be grateful if you could provide a bit of explanation along with the answer.

    Thank you.
    Both versions work for me. The "to you" is implied in the first version.

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    Re: Using "RETURN"

    Quote Originally Posted by MikeNewYork View Post
    Both versions work for me. The "to you" is implied in the first version.
    Thank you for the quick response, Mike.

    Does that render the "to you" in the second sentence redundant? Or does "to you" make it sound politer?

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    Re: Using "RETURN"

    Quote Originally Posted by Soup Chicken View Post
    Thank you for the quick response, Mike.

    Does that render the "to you" in the second sentence redundant? Or does "to you" make it sound politer?
    For me it is not redundant, just unnecessary. I don't find it to be any more or less polite.

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