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    #1

    give something someone/give something to someone

    Hello everyone,

    Are these two sentences possible?

    1. "How much money did you give the burglar?"
    2. "How much money did you give to the burglar?"

    Thank you.

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    #2

    Re: give something someone/give something to someone

    We don't give money to burglars. Burglars tend to take money and other things without our knowledge.

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    #3

    Re: give something someone/give something to someone

    Change burglar to mugger and it might work.


    --lotus

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    #4

    Re: give something someone/give something to someone

    not a teacher nor a native speaker.

    As bhai said we don't give money to burgalrs (even in Russian).

    If they're frauds, it works. (as muggers).
    Please, correct all my mistakes. I should know English perfectly and if you show me my mistakes I will achieve my dream a little bit faster. A lot of thanks.

    Not a teacher nor a native speaker.

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    #5

    Re: give something someone/give something to someone

    Change 'burglar' to 'beggar' and they are both correct.

    Note, however, that the first three words of your thread title are incorrect.

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    #6

    Re: give something someone/give something to someone

    Muggers are not frauds; they are thugs.

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