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Hello everyone,

Is it okay to use "to" before "him" in the following sentence?

The man asked David to bring to him some food.

Here by "to him", I mean "to the man".

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Joseph AIs it okay to use "to" before "him" in the following sentence?

Yes, it is. You may encounter such constructions in literary/religious texts, for example. Otherwise, "bring some food to him" is more straightforward and common.

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Joseph AIs it okay to use "to" before "him" in the following sentence?

Yes and no. It is not incorrect, but it is quite unnatural. If you change the order, it becomes natural: "The man asked David to bring some food to him."

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anonymousYes and no. It is not incorrect, but it is quite unnatural. If you change the order, it becomes natural: "The man asked David to bring some food to him."
Thanks a lot, anonymous.
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teechrYes, it is.

Thanks a lot, teechr.

teechrOtherwise, "bring some food to him" is more straightforward and common.

Or "bring him some food" is more straightforward and common, too. Is that right?

Regards,

Joseph

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Joseph AOr "bring him some food" is more straightforward and common, too. Is that right?

That is the usual form.

anonymousThat is the usual form.

Thanks a lot, anonymous.