1-They carry guns to protect themselves.
2-They carry guns for protection.
3-They carry guns for protecting themselves.
Are sentences 1-3 acceptable responses to the question: "Why do they carry guns?"?
4-They are armed to protect themselves.
5-They are armed for protection.
6-They are armed for protecting themselves.
Are sentences 4-6 acceptable responses to the question: "Why are they armed?"?
Re: for protection
3 and 6 are not natural. The others are OK.
Originally Posted by navi tasan
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