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    Default When to use 'to' and 'for'

    Hi,

    I do not really understand when to use 'to' or 'for' in a sentence. Let say, should it be: “we need to create a record to maintain some information.” or “we need to create a record for maintaining some information.” ?? And why????

    Two example sentences are shown below:

    First, the customer service representative needed to create an identify record to maintain demographic data of the customer. Second ......

    or we should write like this:

    First, the customer service representative needed to create an identify record for maintaining demographic data of the customer. Second ......


    Your help will be mostly appreciated.



    Thanks a lot,
    Jo

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    Default Re: When to use 'to' and 'for'

    Quote Originally Posted by yinjo View Post
    Hi,

    I do not really understand when to use 'to' or 'for' in a sentence. Let say, should it be: “we need to create a record to maintain some information.” or “we need to create a record for maintaining some information.” ?? And why????

    Two example sentences are shown below:

    First, the customer service representative needed to create an identify record to maintain demographic data of the customer. Second ......

    or we should write like this:

    First, the customer service representative needed to create an identify record for maintaining demographic data of the customer. Second ......


    Your help will be mostly appreciated.



    Thanks a lot,
    Jo
    In this case, you could use either.
    You might like to search for some of the many threads that deal with this gerund "verbing" vs infinitive "to verb" problem. Search under "-ing".

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