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    Smile For VS To

    I am having some problem using For and To....
    From my understanding, it seems for is a favor ; To is more like a direction

    For example:
    Could you please do this for me? - favor
    Could you please give this to him? - direction

    But it seems there are more usage than that and other than I sometimes confused....

    For ex:
    - If I want to take a taxi and before the ride, I ask the driver
    What is the rate to go to downtown? or what's the rate for going to downtown?

    - If someone wants me to fix his computer and it probably would take few hrs. I say can you leave your computer to me for few hours or can you leave yor computer for me for few hours?

    ...etc..

    Thank you in advance!

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    Re: For VS To

    Quote Originally Posted by okamon View Post
    Welcome!

    For ex:
    - If I want to take a taxi and before the ride, I ask the driver
    What is the rate to go to downtown?
    what's the rate for going to downtown?

    - If someone wants me to fix his computer and it probably would take few hrs. I say can you leave your computer to me for few hours or can you leave yor computer for me for few hours? Neither one is correct. Say '...leave your computer with me for a few hours.'

    ...etc..

    Thank you in advance!
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    Re: For VS To

    Thank you for the correction. But can you explain the usage of them? greatly appreciated.

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    Re: For VS To

    Quote Originally Posted by okamon View Post
    Thank you for the correction. But can you explain the usage of them? greatly appreciated.
    It's a big topic. It's better if you write some sentences that you need help with, or ask questions about specific situations.

    They baked a cake for you and asked me to give it to you. .

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    #5

    Re: For VS To

    Thank you for your reply. can you explain the sentences in my first post?
    another few examples here:

    Let's say I need to go to a client's place and i would like to know when is the best time to go. Do I say when will be the best time for me to go? is this is correct, what is the "For" means here

    Another one here, let's say if I want to express my personal opinion, do i say
    To me, I think this is better or For me, i think this is better


    Thank you for your time.

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    Re: For VS To

    Quote Originally Posted by okamon View Post
    Thank you for your reply. can you explain the sentences in my first post?
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    Three times in the last two days I tried to respond but failed, maybe due to this site being too busy.

    I give up, at least for now, partly because I'm too busy pulling my hair out.

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