Is the usage of the phrase "give it a read" correct? For instance, "Hey, I have attached my essay. Do give it a read and let me know what you think".

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    Yes, it's correct.
    – SEL
    Jun 25, 2015 at 2:31
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    It's fine to use in informal situations. You would say "look over it" or "read through it" in more formal contexts.
    – Dog Lover
    Jun 25, 2015 at 2:31
  • ok thanks!.. in a similar vein, is "give it a listen" fine too? Jun 25, 2015 at 2:31
  • Note that "give it a read" is informal. Otherwise there's nothing wrong with the way you've used it.
    – Hot Licks
    Jun 25, 2015 at 2:45
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    @srinivas.naik Only if you're reading the essay aloud or playing a piece of music (i.e., sound is involved)
    – SEL
    Jun 25, 2015 at 3:06

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You can also say, " You may want to go through it. Please let me know what are your thoughts about it. "

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