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    read sb. a story

    John read Mary a story. = John read a story ___ Mary.
    Which preposition should I use to fill in the above blank, to or for?

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    Re: read sb. a story

    Quote Originally Posted by sitifan View Post
    John read Mary a story. = John read a story ___ Mary.
    Which preposition should I use to fill in the above blank, to or for?
    To.

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    Re: read sb. a story

    - 'for' is 'on someone's behalf'. For example, this morning I read an essay for my daughter. She had asked me to read it, so that I could help her understand it. But I didn't read it to her; in fact she's a two-and-a-half hours' drive away.

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