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    Preposition

    Hi All!

    Please clarify this to me.

    I will explain you clearly.
    I will explain to you clearly.

    What is the difference between them?

    Thank You in advance...

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    Re: Preposition

    Quote Originally Posted by stitusandrews View Post
    Hi All!

    Please clarify this to me.

    I will explain you clearly.
    I will explain to you clearly.

    What is the difference between them?

    Thank You in advance...
    "explain you" means that 'you' are the topic being explained clearly. The discussion will center around all aspects of 'you'.

    "explain to you" means that some topic will be explained to you - clearly enough for you to understand it.

    Without the to, you are the topic. With the to, you are the object of the explanation.


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    Re: Preposition

    Thank You very much mate

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