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    He went to the store for buying milk and bread.

    Why this sentence is wrong and what is the correction?

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    Default Re: Correction

    [QUOTE=diplomacy;867020]He went to the store for buying to buy milk and bread (Infinitive of purpose which answers the question: what did he go to the shop for?) .

    He got into trouble with his teacher for being late. (FOR+ING explains the cause of his getting into trouble. As a result it refers to a prior event or condition, i.e. being late, to the main event, i.e. got into trouble)




    Hope it's clear.

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