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  1. B45
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    I'm asking for a toothpaste and toothbrush and shampoo from the house keeping service

    I'm asking for a toothpaste, toothbrush and shampoo from the house keeping service at a hotel. And I say?

    Could you bring a few of them.

    VS

    Could you bring a few of each.

    Are both ok?

    Does them have to be used to desribe a person, or can it be a thing as well?

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    Re: I'm asking for a toothpaste and toothbrush and shampoo from the house keeping ser

    It can be used for things. Your second question is more precise, but it needs a question mark.

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    Re: I'm asking for a toothpaste and toothbrush and shampoo from the house keeping ser

    Quote Originally Posted by MikeNewYork View Post
    It can be used for things. Your second question is more precise, but it needs a question mark.
    Could you bring a few of them?

    VS

    Could you bring a few of each?

    Better? So, the first is okay to say as well?

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    Re: I'm asking for a toothpaste and toothbrush and shampoo from the house keeping ser

    You can say "a toothpaste" in Indian English, and possibly in other dialects also. But in mainstream AmE and BrE you have to say "a tube of toothpaste" or simply "toothpaste" in my opinion.

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    Re: I'm asking for a toothpaste and toothbrush and shampoo from the house keeping ser

    The first is OK.

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    Re: I'm asking for a toothpaste and toothbrush and shampoo from the house keeping ser

    Could you bring a few? would be enough too.

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    Re: I'm asking for a toothpaste and toothbrush and shampoo from the house keeping ser

    And in some parts of the world I fear 'Can I get a few of each?' would do as well; (not in my hotel though )

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