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    Hello :)

    I'd like to know which order is correct, #1 or #2. Would you help me?

    #1 My mother made my favorite cake for me for my birthday.
    #2 My mother made my favorite cake for my birthday for me.

    #3 My father bought a ticket for tonight's concert for me.

    In the case of #3, I think "for tonight's concert "should follow "a ticket."
    However, I cannot decide which should be forward, "for me" or for my birthday."

    Could I have some commet?

    Thank you.
    Lina

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    #1 & #2 are both OK, though I'd leave 'for me' out as it's implied in 'my birthday'. Only a cruel mother would bajke a cake for someone else on her child's birthday.

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    Default Re: the order of the phrases

    Quote Originally Posted by Lina
    Hello :)

    I'd like to know which order is correct, #1 or #2. Would you help me?

    #1 My mother made my favorite cake for me for my birthday.
    #2 My mother made my favorite cake for my birthday for me.

    #3 My father bought a ticket for tonight's concert for me.

    In the case of #3, I think "for tonight's concert "should follow "a ticket."
    However, I cannot decide which should be forward, "for me" or for my birthday."

    Could I have some commet?

    Thank you.
    Lina
    In both cases, I would use an indirect object instead of an additional prepositional phrase.

    My mother made (me) my favorite cake for my birthday.
    My father bought me a ticket for tonight's concert.

    I agree with TDOL, that the "me" could be left out of the first. :wink:

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