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    • Join Date: Mar 2007
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    resend or resent

    Hello!

    Is this correct?

    Can we have the file resent?

    Why is that when I try checking that sentence in Microsoft word, it says that the resend word is incorrect.

    Same goes for this sentence:

    Can you please resend the file?

    Can I use this instead:

    Can you please resent the file?

    Thanks!

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    Re: resend or resent

    Quote Originally Posted by taciturn View Post
    Hello!
    Hi
    Is this correct?

    Can we have the file resent? YES, BUT I WOULD GUESS THAT IT IS FAIRLY NEW USAGE AND I OFTEN USE A HYPHEN (RIGHT OR WRONG!): RE-SENT. "RESENT" HAS ANOTHER MEANING.

    Why is that when I try checking that sentence in Microsoft word, it says that the resend word is incorrect. "RE-SEND" OR "RE-SENT"?. SEE ABOVE. REMEMBER THAT BILL GATES DOESN'T KNOW EVERYTHING.

    Same goes for this sentence:

    Can you please resend the file? OK. SEE ABOVE.

    Can I use this instead:

    Can you please resent the file? NO. "HAVE IT RE-SENT" IS A PASSIVE CAUSATIVE STRUCTURE, SO YOU NEED THE PAST PARTICIPLE THERE. THIS IS NEITHER PASSIVE NOR CAUSATIVE.

    Thanks! HOPE THAT HELPS!
    Fiona


    • Join Date: Mar 2007
    • Posts: 4
    #3

    Re: resend or resent

    Thanks much Fiona!

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