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    something for him to do

    1-There is something for him to do.
    2-I have something for him to do.


    Do these mean:
    a-that there is something he can do (He is bored. There is something for him to do).
    b-that there is something I (or someone else) want him to do.
    c-that there is something he has to do.

    Gratefully,
    Navi.

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    Re: something for him to do

    Quote Originally Posted by navi tasan View Post
    1-There is something for him to do.
    2-I have something for him to do.


    Do these mean:
    a-that there is something he can do (He is bored. There is something for him to do).
    b-that there is something I (or someone else) want him to do.
    c-that there is something he has to do.

    Gratefully,
    Navi.
    #1 gives no indication of what he has to do or who has tasked him with it.
    #2 specifies that it is the speaker who has something that they want him to do.

    Neither of them gives any suggestion of boredom. Boredom might be suggested by "There is nothing for him to do".
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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