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    How to use "inform"

    I know it is okay to say, "We will inform you of the result."
    Are the following sentences acceptable?
    1. We will inform the result to you.
    2. The result will be informed to you.

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    Re: How to use "inform"

    No. ​
    I am not a teacher.

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    Re: How to use "inform"

    You can't inform a result. Results don't have brains, so they can't receive information.

    You can only inform people.
    I'm not a teacher. I speak American English. I've tutored writing at the University of Southern Maine and have done a good deal of copy editing and writing, occasionally for publication.

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