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    A request to those who

    Is it "a request to those who" or "a request for those who?"

    Thanks.

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    They are both possible. The first would be asking someone to do something and the second would be asking on behalf of someone.


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    Quote Originally Posted by tdol
    They are both possible. The first would be asking someone to do something and the second would be asking on behalf of someone.
    Got it, and thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tdol
    They are both possible. The first would be asking someone to do something and the second would be asking on behalf of someone.

    From Internet:

    1. I have a request, for those who are interested, to help me.
    2. But I do have a request for those who have justified their use of cracked versions of my work: don't ask for support.
    3. I have a request for those who read this site. I ask that everyone send positive thoughts toward my hard drive.

    Is request for = request to?

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    One of the problems of posting late at night- I was thinking of a different verb. With 'have', we would probably use 'for'almost all the time.


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    Quote Originally Posted by tdol
    One of the problems of posting late at night- I was thinking of a different verb. With 'have', we would probably use 'for'almost all the time.
    Thanks, now it is absolutely clear.

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    I was thinking of 'make'.


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    Quote Originally Posted by tdol
    I was thinking of 'make'.
    Thanks. I was "arguing" with someone about "I have a request to those who" and "I have a request for those who" and now I know she is right all along, like you said, it is almost always FOR most of the time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bmo
    Quote Originally Posted by tdol
    One of the problems of posting late at night- I was thinking of a different verb. With 'have', we would probably use 'for'almost all the time.
    Thanks, now it is absolutely clear.

    BMO
    You were not wrong though; I did not say it was "Have" or "Make."

    BMO

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