When my daughter received the present I bought to her, I asked her:

Do you like my present?

Is this correct? Or I should say:

Do you like your present?

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    Both versions are correct. What's not correct is I bought to her it should be I bought for her Or, I suppose, I brought to her
    – Jim
    Dec 25, 2013 at 5:43
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    Thx for the downvote. At least I got a hat Dec 25, 2013 at 8:39
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    I'd go with "the present I bought her". We are not exactly writing a poem here.
    – RegDwigнt
    Dec 25, 2013 at 10:51
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    English Language Learners is the best place for the question.
    – Kris
    Dec 25, 2013 at 13:31
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    This question appears to be off-topic because it is suitable for ell.se
    – Kris
    Dec 25, 2013 at 13:32

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In my view, it depends on the context of emphasis. If you are specifically stressing that the gift came from you, "my gift" would make sense.

Also, "my gift" would still be appropriate if the gift has not yet been received or accepted. Generally speaking, once a gift is given, at the time it is accepted, it stops being "my gift" and starts being "your gift".

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