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    Question let me know/tell me

    1. I am going by the gps map, if you want to give directions anytime you can let me know.
    2. I am going by the gps map, if you want to give directions anytime you can tell me.
    3. I am going by the gps map, if you want to give directions anytime you let me know.
    4. I am going by the gps map, if you want to give directions anytime you tell me.

    Q1) Which one of the above is correct and wrong?

    Q2) What is the difference of "let me know" vs "tell me"?

    Thanks

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    Re: let me know/tell me

    All of them are wrong because they are all run-on sentences.

    Your question "which one of the above etc. ..." is also ungrammatical and incorrect. Which of the above are correct or incorrect is fine.

    There is little or no difference between "tell me" and "let me know".
    Last edited by probus; 02-Feb-2016 at 04:11.

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    Re: let me know/tell me

    probus, what would be the right way to say what I wanted?

    Is it ok to say "I am going by the gps map, if you want to give directions you let me know." ?

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    Re: let me know/tell me

    Is any of the below correct?

    A "I am going by the gps map. If you have directions you can tell me."

    B "I am going by the gps map. If you want to give directions you can tell me."

    C "I am going by the gps map. If you have directions you can tell me."

    D "I am going by the gps map, you can give directions if you want"

    E "I am going by the gps map, you can give directions anytime if you want"

    F "I am going by the gps map, I can follow your directions if you want to."

    Last edited by goodstudent; 02-Feb-2016 at 05:15.

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    Re: let me know/tell me

    A, B and C are OK.

    But it is more polite to say:

    I am going by the GPS map. Please give me directions if you can.
    I am not a teacher.

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    Re: let me know/tell me

    Quote Originally Posted by tedmc View Post
    A, B and C are OK.

    But it is more polite to say:

    I am going by the GPS map. Please give me directions if you can.
    I mean I want to go by the gps route (follow the gps) if possible and not bother the passenger, if the passenger wants to give direction I am willing to go by his directions.

    "I am going by the GPS map. Please give me directions if you can." > "Please give me directions if you can" seems like asking the passenger for directions?

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    Re: let me know/tell me

    "If the passenger want to give direction" sounds like the other person is insistent on giving directions which you can do without, which is not natural.

    You can say:
    I am going by the GPS map but you are welcome to give directions.


    I am not a teacher.

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    Re: let me know/tell me

    Quote Originally Posted by tedmc View Post
    "If the passenger want to give direction" sounds like the other person is insistent on giving directions which you can do without, which is not natural.

    You can say:
    I am going by the GPS map but you are welcome to give directions.


    I did not want to say "If the passenger want to give direction" to the passenger, I am just explaining what I want to say to this forum guys as my English is not good.

    I mean I want to let the passenger know that I am going by the GPS map. I will follow the passenger directions only if the passenger gives me directions. (I mean some passenger prefer to give directions on exactly what roads to take).

    So I am just trying to construct proper English sentence on what I wanted to say.

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    Re: let me know/tell me

    I will follow the passenger directions only if the passenger gives me directions.
    I am still not sure what you prefer. Do you prefer the GPS or your friend(don't use "passenger")'s directions?

    If you prefer your friend's directions, you can say: I am using the GPS to go to .... but if you can provide directions, so much the better.

    Note: You say you use the GPS(the gadget), not the GPS map.
    I am not a teacher.

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    Re: let me know/tell me

    I'm going to follow the GPS. If you want to suggest a different route, just let me know.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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