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    to / for

    I get confused sometimes about the two prepositions in the caption

    1a) Japan is a good place for doing business.
    1b) Japan is a good place to do business.

    Is it correct to say: "Both are grammatically correct with slight semantic difference. The former seems more specific in a way and Japan, a place, is good FOR doing something; the latter is more general - it's good to do business there"

    What about:

    Cater to and Cater for?

    cater to different tastes or cater for different tastes? I really can't distinguish these two even after consulting dictionaries.

    Much obliged if you can help

    thanks

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    Re: to / for

    Quote Originally Posted by Tedwonny View Post
    I get confused sometimes about the two prepositions in the caption

    1a) Japan is a good place for doing business.
    1b) Japan is a good place to do business.

    Is it correct to say: "Both are grammatically correct with slight semantic difference. The former seems more specific in a way and Japan, a place, is good FOR doing something; the latter is more general - it's good to do business there"

    ***NOT A TEACHER***

    Both seem fine to me and I don't think that there is a difference.

    Let's see what others have to say about this.

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