Reply to "prepostion in the passive"

Hello, Tirol, and welcome to the Grammar Exchange!

I think "to" is needed there:

- A strange letter was sent to me.

I think "to" might be omitted when another complement follows:

- A strange letter was sent me by an old partner.

- A strange letter was sent me yesterday.

However, "was sent to me" is always more frequent and natural. Here is an old thread that confirms this.

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