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    #1

    Verb+ indirect object+direct object

    Is it natural to use the following sentences? I wrote(+), (-) or (?) to show what I think.

    Bake me a cake (+)
    Pick me a card (?)
    Send me an e-mail (+)
    Type me a text (+)
    If I were a native speaker of English, I would never shut up. :-)

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    #2

    Re: Verb+ indirect object+direct object

    The first three are fine. The fourth doesn't sound natural to me.

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    #3

    Re: Verb+ indirect object+direct object

    I only like #1 and #3.

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    #4

    Re: Verb+ indirect object+direct object

    Quote Originally Posted by teechar View Post
    I only like #1 and #3.
    And how about 'pick me a present'? Does it sound better?
    If I were a native speaker of English, I would never shut up. :-)

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    #5

    Re: Verb+ indirect object+direct object

    Can I say "I want to pick him a nice tie" ('pick her a good present')? Or is it more natural to say 'I want to pick a nice tie (a good present) for him/her'?
    If I were a native speaker of English, I would never shut up. :-)

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    #6

    Re: Verb+ indirect object+direct object

    Quote Originally Posted by englishhobby View Post
    Can I say "I want to pick him a nice tie" ('pick her a good present')? Or is it more natural to say 'I want to pick a nice tie (a good present) for him/her'?
    The latter sounds more natural to me.
    I am not a teacher.

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