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    Regarding a use of preposition

    Sentence: "How about pledging half of your wealth to/for your poor shareholders?"

    My question: What preposition, "to" or "for", would be correct in the sentence ? I think it ought to be preposition "to", but again not sure. Besides that please also tell should I put "s" at the end of word "your" or not?


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    Re: Regarding a use of preposition

    Quote Originally Posted by razer View Post
    Sentence: "How about pledging half of your wealth to/for your poor shareholders?"

    My question: What preposition, "to" or "for", would be correct in the sentence ? I think it ought to be preposition "to", but again not sure. Besides that please also tell should I put "s" at the end of word "your" or not?


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    The correct preposition here is "to".

    You definitely don't need "yours" instead of your. Unlike other languages, we do not make possessive adjectives agree with the singular/plural status of the possession.

    "Yours" is used as a possessive prounoun.

    Are these your books?
    I can see some books. Are they yours?

    Is that your hat?
    There is a hat on the table. Is it yours?

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