to send something/send something off

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Bulgarian - Yellow Beach
I read the previous threads on to send something/send something off and I have one last question. What is the actual difference between them? Some people interchange them, others do not. What is the difference between them in this sentence: ''Have you send/send off your application form yet?''? They look very similar to me. Also, is it impossible to say ''The parcel hasn't been send yet,'' instead of ''...hasn't been sent off yet''? I know that dispatch is more common in terms of delivery, but maybe send can be used as well.

Thank you
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  • Franco-filly

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    English - Southern England
    I think I am inclined to say "Have you sent your application form to XXX?" or "Have you sent off your application form (without the destination)?" where "away to XXX" is implied by "off."


    Member Emeritus
    English - US
    What is the difference between them in this question: ''Have you sent/sent off your application form yet?''
    There isn't any difference in meaning, and both sound perfectly natural, at least in AE.
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