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    #1

    I give a special gift to you, hope you love that.

    I give a special gift to you, hope you love that.

    Is this sentence correct?

    Can this be said

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    #2

    Re: I give a special gift to you, hope you love that.

    I am giving you a special gift, and I hope you love it.

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    #3

    Re: I give a special gift to you, hope you love that.

    I have a special gift for you. I hope you like/love it.

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    #4

    Re: I give a special gift to you, hope you love that.

    for = to ?

    It means pass the item to other.

    Am I wrong?

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    Re: I give a special gift to you, hope you love that.

    "For" means "destined to be given to".

    I have bought a present. It is for you.
    I have bought a present for you.

    You are the intended recipient.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #6

    Re: I give a special gift to you, hope you love that.

    Quote Originally Posted by Polyester View Post
    Am I wrong?
    No, you're not wrong. Rover has changed your "I give a special gift to you" to "I have a special gift for you".
    We don't use the simple present tense for actions like this.
    Do you understand how to use the present tense for action? In one of your others threads you have something like "They invite me to a party". We don't use the present tense like that.
    There is almost no situation where you'd say, "I give a special gift to you". Do you understand this?

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    Re: I give a special gift to you, hope you love that.

    Quote Originally Posted by Raymott View Post
    No, you're not wrong. Rover has changed your "I give a special gift to you" to "I have a special gift for you".
    We don't use the simple present tense for actions like this.
    Do you understand how to use the present tense for action? In one of your others threads you have something like "They invite me to a party". We don't use the present tense like that.
    There is almost no situation where you'd say, "I give a special gift to you". Do you understand this?
    I'm confused with that. Please explain it to me.
    I understand English or read a news in English that I tried to translate from English to Chinese with word by word.

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    Re: I give a special gift to you, hope you love that.

    Quote Originally Posted by Polyester View Post
    I'm confused with that. Please explain it to me.
    I understand English or read a news in English that I tried to translate from English to Chinese with word by word.
    Well, you can't do that and expect to write good English. I'd suggest you stop translating word for word immediately, and your progress will probably improve dramatically. The structures of English and Chinese are just too different to do this - as are the structures of any two languages, really.
    What you must do is read a sentence, understand it, and then express it properly in the other language.

    The point about the present tense in your last post is this: If both you and the other person are standing there, and you are giving a present to the other person, there is absolutely no place for the sentence, "I give a special gift to you." Maybe in Chinese, this is how you say it. In English, you'd need something like Rover suggested. Your sentence is grammatical, but it has no function in speech or writing.
    We normally use the present continuous. You might say "I am giving this present to you because I think you'll like it."

    I'd suggest you do some systematic study on present tense, present continuous (progressive) tense, and simple past tense (to start with). Learn how we use those in English. It's different from Chinese.

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