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1.,Share with me your thoughts.

2. Share your thoughts with me.


Are these sentences both correct?

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Yes, but #2 is idiomatic and #1 is not.

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“Thanks for sharing with us the file“

2. Share your thoughts with me. (good)

talab1234“Thanks for sharing with us the file“

“Thanks for sharing with us the file.“ (not good)

“Thanks for sharing the file with us.“ (correct)

Only certain verbs in English (ditransitive verbs) can have an indirect object directly after the verb, before the direct object.

First, 'share' is not in that category, ( * Share me a pizza - wrong.) Second, the prepositional phrase comes after the direct object.

Ditransitive verbs take two objects, direct and indirect.

The indirect object (IO) comes directly after the verb, followed by the direct object (DO)

Alternatively, the direct object comes after the verb, follow by a prepositional phrase (to/for) with the second object.

I showed her (IO) the video (DO). / I showed the video (DO) to her.

He sent me (IO) an email (DO). / He sent an email to me.

The teacher told the pupils (IO) a story (DO). / The teacher told a story to the pupils.

They asked Mary (IO) a question (DO).

Mom baked the class (IO) chocolate cupcakes (DO). / Mom baked cupcakes for the class.

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Sorry, I am confused because you said # 1 is ok (Share with me your thoughts)
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Yes, but #2 is idiomatic and #1 is not.

That is what I wrote.

idiomatic = normal, natural, correct, ok = #2 is correct, #1 is not.

You might see examples of #1 in poetry or lyrics, since the ordinary rules of grammar may be overridden by "poetic license". That allows some flexibility for rhythm, rhyme or stress. We allow considerable latitude for poets.

Poem "Share with me"

Share with me your tears
and I'll share with you mine.

Share with me your joy
and I'll share with you mine.

Share with me your hope
and I'll share with you mine.

Share with me your dream
and I'll share with you mine.

...and if it's okay
share with me your love
and I'll share with you mine.

Marites C. Cayetano
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