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    answer me VS reply to me

    What are the different as my thread title?

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    Re: answer me VS reply to me

    Quote Originally Posted by Polyester View Post
    What are is the difference between answer me and reply to me? as my thread title?
    Do you intend to use them as they are or as parts of longer expressions? Can you provide a scenario or context?

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    Re: answer me VS reply to me

    Are you stealing my older coin from my pocket? Answer me!

    Please correct my mistakes as above-mentioned sentence. Reply me!


    Are both sentences correctly and grammatically?

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    Re: answer me VS reply to me

    Quote Originally Posted by Polyester View Post
    Are you stealing my older coin from my pocket? Answer me!

    Please correct my mistakes as in the above-mentioned sentence. Reply me!


    Are both sentences correctly and grammatically?
    When you say "older coin", what coin are you comparing it to?
    The question is rather unnatural.
    I am not a teacher or a native speaker.

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    Re: answer me VS reply to me

    tedmc,
    My older coin can mean both "China" versus "Malaysia". I'm trying to figure out to compare two countries coins.

    How can I write a natural question?

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    Re: answer me VS reply to me

    You would not ask a thief a question like that.
    Last edited by tedmc; 23-Jul-2017 at 17:10.
    I am not a teacher or a native speaker.

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    Re: answer me VS reply to me

    Can I ask my son?

    Why are you typing two "that" here?

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    Re: answer me VS reply to me

    "Answer me" as you've used it is quite strong. It may be appropriate if you're talking to your child. In that context, "reply to me" doesn't work. Alternatively, you can use "please tell me."

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