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I would like you to correct if 'send me it' is grammatically correct

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  • Personally, I'd be quite happy with Can you send it me as soon as possible?, but then again I'm happy with Can you open me the door, please? which might not suit everyone. Sep 18, 2017 at 17:23
  • Related: send it me
    – Andrew Leach
    Sep 18, 2017 at 17:24
  • I appreciate that you have answered my query. And I have a suggestion on the example that you have provided. I don't think, send it me would be appropriate to use. Sep 18, 2017 at 17:26
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    "Send me it" sounds wrong, but "send me the print-out" (e.g.,) is completely okay.
    – Xanne
    Sep 18, 2017 at 18:24

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"Send it to me" is correct and more commonly used. Although "send me it" is grammatically correct, it's not commonly used in formal writing.

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    General directions are often given, like "send it here" or "send it there." But with explicit recipients, we normally say "sent it to me" or "send it to her."
    – Davo
    Sep 18, 2017 at 17:31
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    We avoid pairs of personal pronouns, but other pro-forms are allowed: Send me that. Send me those. *Send me them.
    – AmI
    Sep 18, 2017 at 19:23
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According to Wikipedia (and my own sensibility),

in some dialects the former [using two objects sequentially with no preposition, as in "He gave me the ball"] is considered ungrammatical, or at least unnatural-sounding, when both objects are pronouns (as in "He gave me it").
- from Wikipedia's "Ditransitive Verb" page

So, if you want to avoid the possibility that some reader will believe that you have made a mistake, or that the usage will "stick out" and break the reader's flow, you should stick with Send it to me, which uses the form that the same page mentions "is grammatically correct in every case".

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