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    Red face head for/ head to ????????

    1. What is the difference between "head for" and "head to"?

    I got a bit confused.

    2. The following sentence.

    Heading for/to a visually near hill even with no pause will drain out a fast and stout horse.

    For/to, which one is correct, why? If they both are correct, is there any differences between them?



    The answers would be appreciated.
    Last edited by michael147; 06-May-2012 at 18:33.

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    Re: head for/ head to ????????

    Hmm. Where do I start with this one?

    First of all, you don't need eight question marks - not even one.

    1. See the first of the Similar Threads below.

    2. Where did you read that weird sentence? If you wrote it yourself, why?

    'Very appreciate the answers' is not good English. You could say 'Answers will be appreciated'.

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    Re: head for/ head to ????????

    Quote Originally Posted by Rover_KE View Post
    Hmm. Where do I start with this one?

    First of all, you don't need eight question marks - not even one.

    1. See the first of the Similar Threads below.

    2. Where did you read that weird sentence? If you wrote it yourself, why?

    'Very appreciate the answers' is not good English. You could say 'Answers will be appreciated'.

    Rover
    I didn't write this sentence. I'm helping a friend to figure out this problem. He is translating a Chinese old saying. So, that is what he wanted to say. But he and I are both confused by these two phrases.

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    Re: head for/ head to ????????

    Quote Originally Posted by michael147 View Post
    I didn't write this sentence. I'm helping a friend to figure out this problem. He is translating a Chinese old saying. So, that is what he wanted to say. But he and I are both confused by these two phrases.
    "Heading for/to a visually near hill even with no pause will drain out a fast and stout horse."
    Whether you use "for" or "to" the sentence is meaningless.

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    Re: head for/ head to ????????

    I see your point. I don't have an idea about what that means too. What he is trying to say is that "It seems so close, but it's actually very far." My advice is "It is not that close as it seems." I don't even see any connections between this weird sentence and the meaning of that old saying in English. So, how to say this in a literary way??
    Last edited by michael147; 06-May-2012 at 19:15.

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    Re: head for/ head to ????????

    Quote Originally Posted by michael147 View Post
    I see your point. I don't have an idea about what that means too. What he is trying to say is that "It seems so close, but it's actually very far." My advice is "It is not that close as it seems." I don't even see any connections between this weird sentence and the meaning of that old saying in English. So, how to say this in a literary way??
    "It's not as close as it seems." Is this what you are trying to say?

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    Re: head for/ head to ????????

    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    "It's not as close as it seems." Is this what you are trying to say?
    Yes. I want to say it in a literary way.

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