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    purpose clause/for him to learn a lesson

    Are these sentences correct:



    1-They beat him up to teach him a lesson.

    2-They beat him up so that he would learn a lesson.

    3-They beat him up for him to learn a lesson.
    4-They beat him up to learn a lesson.

    5-They sent him to Las Vegas to have fun.


    It seems to me that "1", "2" and "5" are correct and "4" is not. I have stronger doubts about "3" than about "1" and "2",


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    Re: purpose clause/for him to learn a lesson

    Quote Originally Posted by navi tasan View Post
    Are these sentences correct:



    1-They beat him up to teach him a lesson.

    2-They beat him up so that he would learn a lesson.

    3-They beat him up for him to learn a lesson.
    4-They beat him up to learn a lesson.

    5-They sent him to Las Vegas to have fun.


    It seems to me that "1", "2" and "5" are correct and "4" is not. I have stronger doubts about "3" than about "1" and "2",
    Of 1 to 4, 1 is the only one you'll ever need - and hopefully, not too often.
    2. is possible, but you can safely forget 3 and 4.

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