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    address or address to

    Hi,
    I have seen "the president will address to the congress" and "the president will address the conference".
    Are they both right?
    Does the first one mean that the president will give a speech to the congress?
    Does the second one mean that the president will give a speech in the conference?
    So, can I say:
    1. If A is going to give a speech to someone, then it's " A will address to someone".
    2. If A is going to give a speech in some occasion, then it's "A will address that occasion".

    Thank you

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    #2

    Re: address or address to

    May I ask where you saw "the president will address to the congress"?
    (I think the phrase "address to the congress", in which the 'address' is used as a noun, is possible.)

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    #3

    Re: address or address to

    Quote Originally Posted by tzfujimino View Post
    May I ask where you saw "the president will address to the congress"?
    (I think the phrase "address to the congress", in which the 'address' is used as a noun, is possible.)
    I check it again. The original sentence is "the president will address his remark to the congress".
    It's not written by the native speaker.
    I am just wondering what is the correct way to use "address" as "give a speech".
    1. What should I say if A is giving a speech to B?
    2. What should I say if A is giving a speech about topic X to B?
    3. What should I say if A is giving a speech in some occasion?
    Thank you

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    #4

    Re: address or address to

    1. A is addressing B.
    2. A is delivering an address about X to B./ A is delivering an address to B about X.
    (I think you need to use the "address" as a noun here.)

    I'm not sure about #3.
    Please wait for native speakers to comment on your query.

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    #5

    Re: address or address to

    3 is a little too vague to give an answer to.

    I agree with tz on 1 and 2.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    Re: address or address to

    Quote Originally Posted by Barb_D View Post
    3 is a little too vague to give an answer to.

    I agree with tz on 1 and 2.
    If I am going to give a speech in the monthly convention tomorrow, what should I say?
    1. I will address in the monthly convention tomorrow.
    2. I will address the monthly convention tomorrow.
    Thank you

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    Re: address or address to

    I would use #2.

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