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    #11

    Re: When to use "to" and "for"

    Quote Originally Posted by JSmiley View Post
    Hope that helps. This stuff is really hard even for teachers to explain, and any rule I give may well break down. Try practicing with some simple ones:

    I bought a present ______ my wife.
    I brought a present ______ my wife.
    I stopped ______ coffee.
    I stopped ______ drink coffee.
    Here, I am giving it ____ you.
    Here, I was saving it ____ you.
    What did you say that ____!?
    Who did you say that ____!?

    hth
    Dear JSmiley,
    I tried to solve your questions, I hope they are correct:

    I bought a present ___for___ my wife.
    I brought a present ___to___ my wife.
    I stopped ___for___ coffee.
    I stopped _____to_ drink coffee.
    Here, I am giving it __to__ you.
    Here, I was saving it __for__ you.
    What did you say that __for__!?
    Who did you say that __to__!?



    Best Regards
    Fitness Lover
    Last edited by Fitness Lover; 29-Dec-2006 at 13:25.

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    #12

    Re: When to use "to" and "for"

    They are.


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    Re: When to use "to" and "for"



    I posted the examples ______ help!
    You did better than I could have wished ____.

    My wife just came up with a tough one:

    1] What did you ask him that question ____?
    2] What question did you ask ____ him?

    <hint! number 2 is a trick question!!>


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    #14

    Re: When to use "to" and "for"

    Thanks again for the additional examples.


    the following is the solution of what I think it is correct:
    Quote Originally Posted by JSmiley View Post

    I posted the examples ___both ('to' or 'for') are correct___ help!
    You did better than I could have wished __to__.

    My wife just came up with a tough one:

    1] What did you ask him that question __for__?
    2] What question did you ask __to (but meaning is different than No. 1)__ him?


    Best Regards
    Fitness Lover

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