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  1. reci
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    When do I have to use "to" rather than "for"

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    Re: to and for

    Quote Originally Posted by reci
    When do I have to use "to" rather than "for"
    It depends on the context, but in general, use 'to' to express movement towards, and use 'for' to express a benefit for.

    EX: This letter is to you. (It is addressed to(wards) you)
    EX: This letter is for you. (You are the beneficiary of the letter)

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