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    Cool free or for free?

    Hi,

    Should I say: "I'll fly free to Honolulu" , "I'll fly for free to Honolulu", or "I'll fly to Honolulu for free"?

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    Wink Re: free or for free?

    Quote Originally Posted by bieasy View Post
    Hi,

    Should I say: "I'll fly free to Honolulu" , "I'll fly for free to Honolulu", or "I'll fly to Honolulu for free"?
    In my opinion, the most correct option is "I'll fly to Honolulu for free."
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    Wink Re: free or for free?

    You could as well say, I'll fly to Honolulu free of charge.

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    Re: free or for free?

    Thank you.

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    Re: free or for free?

    You cannot have anything for free. You can have something free; you can have something for nothing.

    I can fly to Honolulu free.
    I can fly to Honolulu for nothing.
    I can fly to Honolulu for no payment.
    or, as Emgee says,
    I can fly to Honolulu for no charge.

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    Re: free or for free?

    Quote Originally Posted by Anglika View Post
    You cannot have anything for free. You can have something free; you can have something for nothing.
    Why not? What does this expression imply?

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    Re: free or for free?

    free = "without cost"

    You do not need the "for"

    It is free.

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    Re: free or for free?

    Quote Originally Posted by Anglika View Post
    free = "without cost"

    You do not need the "for"

    It is free.
    "The Mayor is giving away food, everything is free."

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    Re: free or for free?

    Looks fine.

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    Re: free or for free?

    Quote Originally Posted by Anglika View Post
    Looks fine.
    Thanks!

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