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    #1

    write you OR write to you?

    What is correct?

    -I am sorry I haven't written you for such a long time?
    -I am sorry I haven't written to you for such a long time?
    -I have decided to write you ...
    -I have decided to write to you ...

    All in the context of writing someone a letter (after a long time).
    Last edited by bridge78; 04-Nov-2016 at 11:58.

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    #2

    Re: write you OR write to you?

    Please use Edit Post to correct or add final punctuation marks to all your sentences after your initial question. They are either wrong or missing.

    Additionally, write out the word you have incorrectly abbreviated.

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    #3

    Re: write you OR write to you?

    In BrE, "to" is required. I believe it's optional in AmE.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #4

    Re: write you OR write to you?

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    In BrE, "to" is required. I believe it's optional in AmE.
    It is. With or without to is fine.
    I am not a teacher.

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    #5

    Re: write you OR write to you?

    Quote Originally Posted by bridge78 View Post

    I am sorry I haven't written you for such a long time. It's not a question.
    I am sorry I haven't written to you for such a long time. It's not a question.
    I have decided to write you. This needs a full stop.
    I have decided to write to you. So does this.
    None of them needs a hyphen before the first word.
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