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    #1

    say hi ...

    Hi

    Should it be: Say hi to your brother from me OR Say hi to your brother for me.

    How about "greetings"?

    Greet your brother from me OR for me?

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    #2

    Re: say hi ...

    Say my hello to him.
    Say hello to him for/from me.
    Give him my regards.

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    #3

    Re: say hi ...

    What about "greet"?


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    #4

    Re: say hi ...

    Greet him for me.


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    #5

    Re: say hi ...

    These are all correct:
    Say hi to your brother for me. (not from me)
    Greet your brother for me.
    Give him my regards.
    But, "Say my hello to him." is not correct.
    The most common and least formal is "Say hi to (whomever) for me.
    Greet and regards are more formal and less commonly used.


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    #6

    Re: say hi ...

    hello
    used as a greeting when you meet sb, when you answer the telephone or when you want to attract sbís attention: Hello John, how are you? Hello, is there anybody there? Say hello to Liz for me. They exchanged hellos (= said hello to each other) and forced smiles.

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    I agree with tigerpaws that "Say my hello to him" is incorrect, but some non-native speakers may use the phrase.

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    "Pity you wasted all that time. Well, it was nice talking to you, Boake. Say hello to Garvan for me when he comes up." "You mean you're not staying? ...

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    Say hello to Fred for me, and to your mother if she remembers me. Good-bye." She had wanted to be free of the other woman, to be alone; for she was still ...

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    Say hello to Helen for me, and have a good trip to Guatemala." "Thanks. If you do call, you can say hello to Helen yourself. She's nearly always there. ...

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    Greet your wife for me, and all the brothers and sisters. God be with you all; remember in the prayer of faith, Your Dear Friend and Brother, HP Scholte. ...

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    Please greet your parents for me, and tell your sisters I hope they are behaving and not breaking the hearts of too many young men in Uppsala. ...

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    Give him my regards, and don't remember evil against me. . . ." Myshkin rushed headlong to the street door, where all the party were getting into four ...

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    Give him my regards. Give him a bonus." "I'll do that, Herman," I said, and finally closed the door. Sadie had the tea poured in the other room. ...


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    #7

    Re: say hi ...

    Quote Originally Posted by tigerpaws View Post
    These are all correct:
    Say hi to your brother for me. (not from me)
    But, "Say my hello to him." is not correct.
    Google

    not correct = you, for one, do not hear or use?

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    #8

    Re: say hi ...

    Say "hi" to him for me is very normal.
    Say my hello to him for me is not something that any native speaker I know would say.

    Based on the Google results, you may have misunderstood which was said to be incorrect.


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    Re: say hi ...

    Quote Originally Posted by Barb_D View Post
    Say "hi" to him for me is very normal.
    Say my hello to him for me is not something that any native speaker I know would say.

    Based on the Google results, you may have misunderstood which was said to be incorrect.

    Barb_D,

    "say hello to someone from someone else"
    Do you consider this phrase unnatural?

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    #10

    Re: say hi ...

    First, I don't make a distinction between "hi" and "hello" in this case.

    If you say "Say hello/hi to Jim for me" I expect the "for" to go with "me."

    But when you use it with something other than "me," then "from" works.

    When you see Jim, say hi to him from his old college roommate, okay?

    This is just my experience. Others may have other experiences.

    By "Say my hello" is the one I think doesn't work.

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