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    Grammar differences

    Hi All !

    Send me an email.
    Send an email to me.

    Please verify which one is correct.

    Thanks in advance

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    Re: Grammar differences

    Quote Originally Posted by stitusandrews View Post
    Hi All !

    Send me an email.
    Send an email to me.

    Please verify which one is correct.

    Thanks in advance
    They are both correct, the fisrt one is shorter, more direct and more likely to be used.


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    Re: Grammar differences

    Hi All.. Can someone explain to me in detail in regards to the above mentioned.


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    Re: Grammar differences

    I need to know technically how both of them could be correct. Your help would be mostly appreciated.. Thank you in advance

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    Re: Grammar differences

    Quote Originally Posted by stitusandrews View Post
    Hi All.. Can someone explain to me in detail in regards to the above mentioned.
    Send is one of ditransitive verbs, which take two objects - direct and indirect. When the indirect object is closer to the verb, you don't need to use a preposition; but when it's the direct object that is closer to the verb, you need to apply a preposition following that direct object:
    Send me (=indirect object) an email (=direct object).
    Send an email (=direct object) to me (=indirect object).


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    Re: Grammar differences

    Thank you for your help mate

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