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Hello everyone,

Two people (Mike and John) are talking on the phone and a third person (Mary) arrives where John is, then Mike wants to greet Mary. My question: Is "too" (also, as well) natural/correct in the example I created below?

Mike: Say hello to Mary for me, John.
John: Mike says hello, Mary.
Mary: Say hello to Mike,_too_John.
John: Mary says hello to you,_too_Mike.

Thank you in advance!
 
  • PaulQ

    Senior Member
    UK
    English - England
    Mary: Say hello to Mike,_too_John.
    John: Mary says hello to you,_too_Mike.
    :cross:
    They are so unidiomatic, they are wrong. If you must insist on naming the person to whom you're speaking, at least do it at the beginning:

    Mary: John, say hello to Mike, too.
    John: Mike, Mary says hello to you, too.
     
    Thank you very much. It was really helpful.

    If you must insist on naming the person to whom you're speaking, at least do it at the beginning:
    I will do it.

    Mike: John, say hello to Mary for me.
    John: Mary, Mike says hello.
    Mary: John, say hello to Mike, too.
    John: Mike, Mary says hello to you, too.
    That is a very common conversation exchange in Portuguese. And it couldn't be found - in English - anywhere on the Web.

    Now I know how it works in English. I had been looking for it for days.
     
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    Barque

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    My question: Is "too" (also, as well) natural/correct in the example I created below?
    I wouldn't expect names to be used in every line - there doesn't seem any need for it. The conversation might go something like this:

    John: Mary's just come in.
    Mike: Say hello to her from me.
    John (turning to Mary): Mike says hello.
    Mary: Say hello from me too.
    John (back on the phone): She says hello too.
     
    Thank you very much. Using or not using the names will depend on how the conversation starts and develops, I believe.

    Mike: Say hello to Mary for me.
    John: Mary, Mike says hello.
    Mary: Say hello to him, too.
    John: She says hello to you, too.
    My concern was about the use of "too", but in relation to the names, in my humble opinion, I believe nearly anything is possible.
     
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