Retired English Teacher
What are the differences among the following three sentences? Thank you.
1. She babysits our kid.
2. She babysits for our kid.
3. She babysits for us.
Does #3 have a double meaning? (1) She babysits our kid. (2) She babysits us.
If you are the parent and she watches your children, then use #1 or #3.
If your children have their own children and she is the sitter for your grandchildren, then use #2.
I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.