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    #1

    Sing me, please! Write me, please!

    Is it natural to say 'Sing me, please!' or 'Write me, please!' (without any object)?
    If I were a native speaker of English, I would never shut up. :-)

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    #2

    Re: Sing me, please! Write me, please!

    No, not in BrE.
    “Every miserable fool who has nothing at all of which he can be proud, adopts as a last resource pride in the nation to which he belongs; he is ready and happy to defend all its faults and follies tooth and nail, thus reimbursing himself for his own inferiority.”

    — Arthur Schopenhauer

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    #3

    Re: Sing me, please! Write me, please!

    I believe that "Write me" is OK in AmE. I don't think "Sing me" works though.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #4

    Re: Sing me, please! Write me, please!

    'Sing me' doesn't work on its own, but you can say 'Sing me Soft Kitty'.

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    #5

    Re: Sing me, please! Write me, please!

    "Write me" is indeed okay in American English (along with "Call me" and various other communication-related imperatives). "Sing me", by itself, is not.
    I am not a teacher.

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    #6

    Re: Sing me, please! Write me, please!

    Text, MSM, Email, PM, Facetime, etc. are some other ways to accompany "me".

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    #7

    Re: Sing me, please! Write me, please!

    All of those are fine in BrE too.

    In BrE, "Write to me" cannot drop the "to". I can't think of another example in which BrE insists on "to" being included but AmE is OK without it.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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