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    Differences

    Hi I got a question over, whats the difference between 1:Answer to me.
    2:Answer me. Whats the meaning of them witch one is formal or informal and another few information about it.

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    Re: Differences

    They mean completely different things.

    To "answer to" (or "be answerable to") someone means that you are responsible to that individual for something. Thus, you answer to your teacher for the quality of your work. Or your boss could say to you "You answer to me for being on time every day".

    To "answer" someone is to reply to their question. The only time "Answer to me" might be used in that sense of "answer" might be if a class of pupils were asked a question by one teacher, but another teacher wanted the responses to be made to him or her.
    I'm not a teacher of English, but I have spoken it for (almost) all of my life....

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    Re: Differences

    Quote Originally Posted by amir777 View Post
    Hi. I've got a question over[] what's the difference between 1:Answer to me.
    2:Answer me. What's the meaning of them? Which one is formal or informal, and could you give me any more information about them?
    I forgot to include these corrections in my previous response.
    I'm not a teacher of English, but I have spoken it for (almost) all of my life....

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    Re: Differences

    Quote Originally Posted by amir777 View Post
    Hi​. I got have a question over, whats about the difference between:

    1: Answer to me.
    2: Answer me.

    What's the meaning of them? witch Which one is formal or and which is informal? and another few Can you give me any more information about them? it.
    Grumpy has answered your question. Now please look at my corrections to your post in red. If you don't understand any of the corrections, please ask us for more information.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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