Results 1 to 3 of 3
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • Japanese
      • Home Country:
      • Japan
      • Current Location:
      • Japan

    • Join Date: Jan 2008
    • Posts: 559
    #1

    sing for us? or sing to us?

    Dear all,

    If you say "The singer sang us Imagine" in another way, do you say,

    "The singer sang Imagine to us" or "The singer sang Imagine for us"?

    Also, do you say,

    "My grandfather used to read fairy tales to me"

    or

    "My grandfather used to read fairy tales for me" ?

    Thank you!

    OP

    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • British English
      • Home Country:
      • UK
      • Current Location:
      • Laos

    • Join Date: Nov 2002
    • Posts: 57,903
    #2

    Re: sing for us? or sing to us?

    You could say both. If someone sings to you, they direct the song directly at you, while singing for you is providing a musical service IMO.

    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • American English
      • Home Country:
      • United States
      • Current Location:
      • United States

    • Join Date: Apr 2009
    • Posts: 12,310
    #3

    Re: sing for us? or sing to us?

    Your grandfather would read to you.

Similar Threads

  1. sing
    By Unregistered in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 18-Jun-2008, 17:22
  2. sing
    By Nefertiti in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 18-May-2008, 18:32
  3. Verb - Sing
    By Unregistered in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 14-Feb-2008, 06:14
  4. abbreviation [U,sing]
    By lovelymimi_04 in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 21-Aug-2007, 17:27
  5. sing off on
    By minhua in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 05-Jun-2004, 19:05

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •