Results 1 to 4 of 4
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • Turkish
      • Home Country:
      • Turkey
      • Current Location:
      • Turkey

    • Join Date: Nov 2011
    • Posts: 608
    #1

    for someone to do something

    Hi,

    Sorry, but I can't figure out how to use 'for someone to do something' in a sentece. Could you please tell me how to use it?

    1.I wrote my second essay for you to review.

    2.I punished her for you to understand that it is allowed for smoking in this age.

    I made 2 sentences, but I don't know if they are OK or not.

    Thanks.

  1. 5jj's Avatar
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • British English
      • Home Country:
      • England
      • Current Location:
      • Czech Republic

    • Join Date: Oct 2010
    • Posts: 28,134
    #2

    Re: for someone to do something

    Your first sentence is fine, but the second makes no sense. Why should you punish someone so that a third party can understand that something is allowed?

    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • Turkish
      • Home Country:
      • Turkey
      • Current Location:
      • Turkey

    • Join Date: Nov 2011
    • Posts: 608
    #3

    Re: for someone to do something

    It would be 'not'. Sorry.

    I punished her for you to understand that it is not allowed for smoking in this age.

  2. 5jj's Avatar
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • British English
      • Home Country:
      • England
      • Current Location:
      • Czech Republic

    • Join Date: Oct 2010
    • Posts: 28,134
    #4

    Re: for someone to do something

    Quote Originally Posted by aysaa View Post
    I punished her for you to understand that it is not allowed for smoking in this age.
    It still seems a strange thing to say. Even if expressed less unnaturally, for example as, I punished her so that you would understand that people of that age are not allowed to smoke, I find it difficult to imagine a natural context in which it could be said.

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •