give and gimme

Today, we practice the words “give” and “to”.

  • Please give your pen to me.
  • Please give your pen to Sarah.

In English, we like to make things short.  We could say:

  • Please give Sarah your pen.
  • Please give me your pen.

More sentences like “give me”, “give her”, “give us”:

  • Will your mother give us some cake?
  • Give me all your money!!!      <<< that is not nice to say!

If it happened yesterday, the word is “gave

  • Yesterday, you gave me a pen.  I will give it to you tomorrow.
  • Why do you need money? I gave you a lot of money yesterday.

It can also be used for nouns (things) you can’t really touch:

  • I will give you a job.
  • Can you give me a hand?  <<< not your real hand!  This means “Can you help me”, like, “I need some more hands.”

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You will read the words “give me”, but we usually say “gimme”.
Try saying them.  It’s a lot easier to say “gimme”!

  • Can you gimme a drink?
  • Gimme Shelter” is the name of a famous song.
  • If you need to pick up a big box, you might say “Hey, gimme a hand.”
source: http://www.engine-house.co.uk

 

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