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    #1

    to and for usage

    hi every body

    I have confussion in using to and for could you please clear it for me?

    thanks 4 u
    or thanks 2 u

    what is the difference?

    also, happy birth day to you or

    happy birth day for you

    and why? we used to or for

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    #2

    Re: to and for usage

    How do you say the difference between the pronunciation of these two words:"BUT" and "PUT"?

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    #3

    Re: to and for usage

    IN WAITING i am?


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    #4

    Re: to and for usage

    Quote Originally Posted by diplomacy View Post
    hi every body

    I have confussion in using to and for could you please clear it for me?

    thanks 4 u
    or thanks 2 u

    what is the difference?

    also, happy birth day to you or

    happy birth day for you

    and why? we used to or for
    Please try to use English in your questions, and use a smaller typeface..

    In English, "Thanks for you" is not correct.

    "Thanks to you" - I am thanking you for something "Thanks to you for the lovely card" OR Owing to your contribution "Thanks to you we have enough money to buy him a good leaving present".

    "[I/we wish a] Happy Birthday to you"

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    #5

    Re: to and for usage

    next time I'll consider what you said all.


    thanks to you for the great explaniation


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    #6

    Re: to and for usage

    Quote Originally Posted by Anglika View Post
    "Thanks to you for the lovely card"
    In what English speaking country does anyone EVER say "Thanks to you for the lovely card" rather than "Thank you for the lovely card"?


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    #7

    Re: to and for usage

    Quote Originally Posted by Jerry97 View Post
    In what English speaking country does anyone EVER say "Thanks to you for the lovely card" rather than "Thank you for the lovely card"?
    All sorts of things might be said in English-speaking countries. This is one of them


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    #8

    Re: to and for usage

    Quote Originally Posted by Anglika View Post
    All sorts of things might be said in English-speaking countries. This is one of them
    Well you're right on that one ... but I'm picturing the requestor of this information to be some poor schmuck who's trying to get a handle on English & wants to actually sound like he can speak it.

    So I'd go with the boring old correct way. Call me responsible.

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