How the words send and send across are used in email writing context? What are difference between these two?

You can send your profile to [email protected].


You can send across your profiles to [email protected].

In the above two sentence what is the key difference?

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    "Send across" is something of an affectation that some people use. "Across" is just noise in that context.
    – Hot Licks
    Nov 14, 2015 at 9:37

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They're entirely interchangeable.

Both send across and send on over are common colloquialisms which don't change the meaning of send at all, but which are used to convey familiarity and/or friendliness.

It's likely that the author is not even really aware of using one over the other, so I wouldn't read too much into the differences between them.

  • I've never heard send across used like this. Is it a Britishism?
    – Barmar
    May 17, 2015 at 5:50
  • I don't think so. I think it's just a habitual phrase some people use and most don't, that doesn't actually mean anything special.
    – webbcode
    May 17, 2015 at 6:25
  • If anything, an Americanism, I think. Jul 20, 2016 at 7:48
  • I think that "convey familiarity and/or friendliness" is the key here - it's the sort of language which is often described as "down home", meaning unpretentious, welcoming and friendly (and often ungrammatical). Jul 20, 2016 at 7:50

It is used when you are sending something like picture through emails to someone, then someone may say i will send the pictures across to you.


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