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    for him to pass an exam

    1)"For him to pass an exam we bought a lot of books."

    OR
    I would say "We bought him a lot of books so he could pass an exam."

    Do you often say 1)? Probably we use it when writing a composition or an article?

    Why would anyone write something like "To pass an exam he worked hard."? Shouldn't it be "He was working hard to pass an exam."?
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    Re: for him to pass an exam

    Quote Originally Posted by ostap77 View Post
    1)"For him to pass an exam we bought a lot of books."

    OR
    I would say "We bought him a lot of books so he could pass an exam."

    Do you often say 1)? Probably we use it when writing a composition or an article?

    Why would anyone write something like "To pass an exam he worked hard."? Shouldn't it be "He was working hard to pass an exam."?
    When do we use it?

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