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    When to use TO and For

    When to use TO and For
    Do we always use "To" to indiacate the place where we are going or coming from.
    eg:Please correct if these sentences are wrong
    1) I am going for classes or I am going to classes
    2) I am going to/for my friend's wedding
    3) Are you coming to Rachel's wedding?

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    Re: When to use TO and For

    Quote Originally Posted by englishquestion View Post
    When to use TO and For
    Do we always use "To" to indiacate the place where we are going or coming from.
    eg:Please correct if these sentences are wrong
    1) I am going for classes or I am going to classes
    2) I am going to/for my friend's wedding
    3) Are you coming to Rachel's wedding?
    ***** NOT A TEACHER *****

    Good afternoon, Englishquestion.

    (1) Usually we use "for" if we want to indicate the PURPOSE (reason):

    Tom: WHY are you going TO New York next week?

    Martha: I am going TO New York FOR my friend's wedding.

    Tom: Will you be in New York for a long time?

    Martha: No. I'm just going TO my friend's wedding, and then I shall

    immediately fly back home.

    *****

    Pamela: WHY do you go to that place every Friday?

    Ralph: I go TO that place FOR karate lessons.

    Pamela: Are you leaving now?

    Ralph: Yes, I am going TO my karate class now.

    *****

    Mr. Smith: Are you coming TO Rachel's wedding next week?

    Miss Jones: No, I'm not. I was not invited!!!

    Have a nice day!

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    Re: When to use TO and For

    To: suggests a direct connection between point A and point B.

    For: suggests reason, purpose and intent.

    Switching "to" and "for" in those sentences changes the meaning greatly.

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