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Dubai
Posted: Wednesday, June 17, 2020 3:54:27 AM
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Dear Colleagues.

Which of the following are correct sentences:

I sent him an email or I sent to him an email.

I bought him a cup of coffee or I bought for him a cup of coffee.


Thank you so much.

sureshot
Posted: Wednesday, June 17, 2020 4:14:58 AM
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Dubai wrote:

Dear Colleagues.

Which of the following are correct sentences:

I sent him an email or I sent to him an email.

I bought him a cup of coffee or I bought for him a cup of coffee.


Thank you so much.



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The sentence "I sent him an email" is correct. Here, "send" is a transitive verb and does not require a preposition after it.

The use of preposition "to" is possible in the pattern "send something (an email etc) to somebody". So, you sentence should be:

- I sent an email to him. (Here, "to" is a preposition.)

You can use the transitive verb "buy" in the pattern "buy somebody something" or "buy something for somebody". So,the following sentences are correct.

- I bought him a cup of coffee. ( This is your first sentence)
- I bought a cup of coffee for him. (Here, "for" is a preposition.)




Dubai
Posted: Wednesday, June 17, 2020 9:29:09 AM
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