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    to or for

    We have left a voice mail for Justin

    or

    We have left a voice mail to Justin.

    Which of the above is correct.

    Can someone explain.


    To or for - always confusing.

    Thanks,
    Ganesh.

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    Re: to or for

    Quote Originally Posted by ganesh85 View Post
    We have left a voice mail for Justin

    or

    We have left a voice mail to Justin.

    Which of the above is correct.

    Can someone explain.


    To or for - always confusing.

    Thanks,
    Ganesh.
    We would use "for" in that sentence. The explanation: that's just how we say it.

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    Re: to or for

    We use "for" when talking about the recipient or the intended recipient of something or when doing something on someone else's behalf.

    I left a voicemail for John.
    I bought a cake for my mother.

    He posted the letter for his mother. (Note: this is not the same as "He posted the letter to his mother." It means his mother had a letter which needed to be put in the postbox. He took the letter on behalf of his mother and put it in the postbox).

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