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    Which of these is correct.
    1-They had several cooks in the restaurant. They had a cook for cooking the main courses and a cook for preparing the deserts.
    2-They had several cooks in the restaurant. They had a cook to cook the main courses and a cook to prepare the deserts.

    3-I was their cook for preparing salads.
    4-I was their cook to prepare salads.

    5-This is our oven for cooking cakes.
    6-This is our oven to cook cakes.
    7-This is our oven to cook cakes in.

    (I know the question might seem a bit weird, but in my mind there is a logic to it. I also know that I ask this kind of question often. I have a problem with this postmodification thing.)

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    Numbers 1, 2, 3, 5, & 7 are okay. Numbers 4 & 6 are questionable, IMO.

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    Thanks for all your replies.

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    You're quite welcome.

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