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    I'll bring a book for Helen

    Could you tell me the difference in meaning between the following two sentences?

    1) I'll bring a book for Helen.
    2) I'll bring a book to Helen.

    Thanks a lot.

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    Re: I'll bring a book for Helen

    Quote Originally Posted by Peter Chung View Post
    Could you tell me the difference in meaning between the following two sentences?

    1) I'll bring a book for Helen.
    2) I'll bring a book to Helen.

    Thanks a lot.
    There is not much difference. You could say, if you wanted to be nit-picking, that #1 means the book is a gift for Helen, and that #2 could mean that you are going to give the book to Helen to pass on to somebody else.

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    Re: I'll bring a book for Helen

    "1) I'll bring a book for Helen"

    Helen might not even get the book.

    A: We need five books. Helen's going to bring one.
    B: Oh, Helen can't come.
    C: Never mind. I'll bring a book for Helen. (in Helen's place, in lieu of Helen)

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