send my regards

Discussion in 'English Only' started by idiotjeff, Sep 6, 2008.

  1. idiotjeff Member

    how do I respond to "send my regards to John"?

  2. gasman Senior Member

    Canada, English
    You don't. You pass them on, if you remember, to John when next you meet, or write, him.
  3. Thomas Tompion Senior Member

    Southwest France
    English - England
    It's just a gentle and affectionate way by which the writer is showing he remembers John and hopes you will pass on his good wishes.
  4. idiotjeff Member

    if someone is saying send my regards to your mom...and I wanna ask about his/her mom too? how should I say? "same to you too??"
  5. sound shift

    sound shift Senior Member

    Derby (central England)
    English - England
    You are more likely to hear "Give my regards to John." A typical response to this is "I will." If someone said "Send my regards to John", I would understand and I would probably respond with "I will."
    Last edited: Sep 6, 2008

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