reply you vs. reply to you

Discussion in 'English Only' started by natskoala, Aug 21, 2012.

  1. natskoala Senior Member

    Do I need "to" in this sentence?

    I´m not in the office and I have limited access to my e-mail.
    I will reply (to) you when I´m back on...

    Thanks in advanced for your help
  2. heypresto

    heypresto Senior Member

    South East England
    English - England
    You have a choice. You can either say 'I will reply to you when I'm back on', or ' I will reply when I'm back on'. But you can't say 'I will reply you when I'm back on'.

    My preference would be 'I will reply when I'm back on', as it's obvious I will reply to you, and so 'to you' can therefore be omitted.
  3. natskoala Senior Member


    Perfect answer, thank you very much!
  4. Rosy Abelia Senior Member

    And in this sentence it's ok if i'm using TO you ?

    Sorry to reply to you so late
  5. Loob

    Loob Senior Member

    English UK
    Hello Rosy

    Yes, it's fine - but I'd be more likely to write it without the "to you": Sorry to reply so late.
  6. Rosy Abelia Senior Member

    thank you Loob !

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