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i am confused about two verbs, to give and to send.

it's due to my mother tongue, and i don't know how to explain it.

is the sentence "he gave me a watch as a gift." the same as the sentence "he sent me a watch as a gift."?
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give means a lot of things but it mainly means to put in someone's hands. She gave me a cigarette (She put the cigarette in my hands)
send means to give something to someone, but through someone else. I sent her flowers (I bought flowers in a shop, and someone delivered them for me)
Both are transitive verb

Give : to offer something to someone

For example:

They never gave me a chance.

[We don't use]: They never sent me a chance.

Sent : to cause something to go from one place to another

For example:

I will send her a letter/fax/parcel/postcard next week.

She sent a message with John to say that she couldn't come.

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[Neither] : I will give her a letter/fax/parcel/postcard next week.

[Nor] : She give a message with John to say that she couldn't come.

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i am confused about two verbs, to give and to send.

it's due to my mother tongue, and i don't know how to explain it.

is the sentence "he gave me a watch as a gift." the same as the sentence "he sent me a watch as a gift."?

Maybe, but maybe not

The two verbs (gave and sent) can be very similar. If you send something to someone, you usually are some distance away from the person receiving the item or are not able to get the gift to the other person directly. For instance, you might need someone else to deliver the gift for you.

If you are right next to me and HAND me a gift, you have GIVEN the gift but you haven't SENT it. If you mail the gift to me, you have SENT it AND GIVEN it. This "given" is in the sense that the gift is FROM you, not in the sense that you HANDED it to me.