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    Default for driving/ to drive

    Which are correct:

    1-These tyres are for driving on icy roads.
    2-These tyres are designed for driving on icy roads.
    3-These tyres are designed to drive on icy roads with.

    4-This bicycle is for riding in the city.
    5-This bicycle is to ride in the city.
    6-This bicycle is to be ridden in the city.

    7-This bicycle is designed for riding in the city.
    8-This bicycle is designed to ride in the city.
    9-This bicycle is designed to be ridden in the city.
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    Default Re: for driving/ to drive

    Quote Originally Posted by navi tasan View Post
    Which are correct:

    1-These tyres are for driving on icy roads.
    2-These tyres are designed for driving on icy roads.
    3-These tyres are designed to drive on icy roads with.

    4-This bicycle is for riding in the city.
    5-This bicycle is to ride in the city.
    6-This bicycle is to be ridden in the city.

    7-This bicycle is designed for riding in the city.
    8-This bicycle is designed to ride in the city.
    9-This bicycle is designed to be ridden in the city.
    They're all correct in a structural or grammatical sense, but number three, five, and eight sound a little iffy. I would not use them. Post a follow up question if you have one.
    Last edited by PROESL; 11-Oct-2009 at 04:27. Reason: I left out the word "not". ;-(

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    Default Re: for driving/ to drive

    Thanks a lot PROESL,

    I think I had left out one possibility.

    These tyres are to drive on icy roads (with).

    I think it is technically correct, but I don't think it sounds natural.

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    Default Re: for driving/ to drive

    Quote Originally Posted by navi tasan View Post
    Thanks a lot PROESL,

    I think I had left out one possibility.

    These tyres are to drive on icy roads (with).

    I think it is technically correct, but I don't think it sounds natural.
    Yes, you are correct to say this. Grammatically correct sentences hold many more possibilities than sentences that are likely to be used.

    I would rephrase the sentence in this way.

    These tires are made to drive on icy roads.

    Here's another possibility, and even better, as in a more logical phrasing of the intended meaning.

    These tires are meant for icy roads.

    Note: tires - American English - tyres - British English

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