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    norwolf is offline Member
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    Default stand...to/for?

    Could you stand lunch to me?
    Could you stand lunch for me?
    Which one is correct?
    Would you please tell me?
    I'd appreciate your help.

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    Default Re: stand...to/for?

    Neither of them make much sense to me.
    Maybe if it was Could you send lunch to me. Is that what you meant?

    The only constructions using "stand" that I could imagine would be
    Could you stand lunch with me.
    That would mean, are you able to tolerate having lunch with me?

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    Default Re: stand...to/for?

    Possibly "Can you stand me lunch" = pay for my lunch

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    Default Re: stand...to/for?

    Quote Originally Posted by Anglika View Post
    Possibly "Can you stand me lunch" = pay for my lunch
    so we should say "Can you stand me lunch", but will never say"Can you stand lunch to/for me".
    right?

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    Default Re: stand...to/for?

    If you mean "pay for my lunch", then no.

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    Default Re: stand...to/for?

    Good one, Anglika. I had forgotten that one.

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