Which of the two is grammatically correct?

I will send an email to you.


I will send you an email.

In corporate organizations, I have seen people using both but am pretty much confused with these.

I was thinking send you is right only in a context like this:

I will send you to my friend's company tomorrow.

Any suggestions please?

  • 2
    Both are correct as the verb "send" can take one "direct object" or two "indirect and dicrect objects".
    – user140086
    Commented Nov 3, 2015 at 4:42
  • 1
    Both are correcf, but the singular of "email" is an email message. A shorter, more colloqial expression: I'll email you tomorrow." Commented Nov 3, 2015 at 6:57
  • Somehow, "I'm sending to you a big bouquet of roses" just wouldn't sound right. youtube.com/watch?v=sVqJC6q1z8U
    – Hot Licks
    Commented Feb 6, 2019 at 0:29
  • @BrianHitchcock We now say that the singular of "email" is "an email" - there is no need for "message".
    – Greybeard
    Commented Aug 14, 2023 at 21:42

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Both versions are perfectly fine.

In the case of

I will send you an email.

"you" is an indirect object. It is understood that the subject is not sending "you", but rather sending the email.

Personally the first version,

I will send an email to you.

sounds a little stilted.

In conversational English, you would probably use email as a verb.

I will email you.

  • +1 - I'd describe these as formal and informal versions of the same statement.
    – user121341
    Commented Nov 3, 2015 at 20:43

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