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    navi tasan is offline Key Member
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    ellipsis

    Can one say:
    1-I gave you those books to study algebra.
    instead of:
    2-I gave you those books for you to study algebra.


    Can one say:
    3-I read those stories to my children to learn good English.
    instead of:
    4-I read those stories to my children for them to learn good English.

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    ianhood is offline Junior Member
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    Re: ellipsis

    Either is correct, but most people would insert the phrase 'for you' or 'for them' to avoid ambiguity.

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