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    jibou is offline Junior Member
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    to return

    Teachers,

    To tell to the one that borrowed your book to return it, which of the following can be used? And which ones are considered to be common?

    Will you return my book?
    Will you return my book to me?
    Will you give me back my book?
    Will you give me my book back?
    Will you give back my book to me?
    Will you give my book back to me?

    Thank you

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    GaryEM is offline Junior Member
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    Re: to return

    Quote Originally Posted by jibou View Post
    Will you return my book? ( I use this form. )
    Will you return my book to me? ( "Will you return my book" is my preferred )
    Will you give me back my book? (I consider incorrect, seperates verb - object)
    Will you give me my book back? ( I use, but less common. can omit "back")
    Will you give back my book to me? (I use, but less common. complicated form)
    Will you give my book back to me? (I use, but less common. complicated form)
    I hope this helps you.

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