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Can someone please tell me which of the following sentences are correct and which are the differences between them?

  1. Prove me wrong.
  2. Prove I'm wrong.
  3. Prove me I'm wrong.
  4. Prove me that I'm wrong.
  5. Prove to me I'm wrong.
  6. Prove to me that I'm wrong.
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3. and 4. are incorrect. –  Kyudos Jan 23 '13 at 21:01
    
What @Kyudos said. Other than that, there's no difference in meaning (another missing equivalent is "Prove that I'm wrong"). –  FumbleFingers Jan 23 '13 at 23:01

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I agree with the comments, 3 and 4 are incorrect.

Prove me is like saying Smile me - that doesn't make sense, you have to say smile at me.

Which leaves a problem with 1. Prove me wrong. I'm afraid I can't explain why this is right, it just is. Maybe it's idiomatic, and we hear the missing words Prove [to] me [I'm] wrong.

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