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    #1

    To or For?

    Right, opinions please, which one makes more sense:

    "Fuelling your addiction to alternative fashion"

    "Fuelling your addiction for alternative fashion"

    Please explain why it is as well, thank you :)

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    #2

    Re: To or For?

    NOT A TEACHER


    addiction TO

    I do not think I can explain. I would take it as a rule and memorize it. To me it seems as a piece of factual information rather than a matter of a pattern that is feasible to learn and that you are probably expecting.

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    #3

    Re: To or For?

    addiction - Definition from Longman English Dictionary Online

    According to Longman it's "to".

    Ben Alan, I have looked at your profile, and I have to say that your biography rubbed me the wrong way. I think it's highly inappropiate to use such language in your profile description. You wrote, 'AuburnYeah, I'm f*****g English, I drink tea, I eat buttered crumpets and talk with a posh whiny accent' and 'F**k you America!!!' The asterisks are mine since you didn't bother to conceal this highly inappropriate language.

    Quote Originally Posted by Ben Alan's profile
    Biography:
    I love everything: Tattoos, Piercings, T-shits, skinnys, Balloons, Alcohol, Ciggs, gigs, rainy days, tea, white lies, sand, eye liner, oriental star gazer lilies, beating hearts, anime, Japan and so much more ^.^I'm studying to be a teacher, what can I say, I'm a gluten for punishment! It's been my life long ambition (since I was 10) to teach English in Japan, I love the culture, such respect. And I love SUSHI!!!I love late nights, which is kind of a problem because I love my sleep too XDI miss my hometown, the big L, I miss the museums, the scenery and CAMDEN =[ One day I'll move back . . .BioName: Benjamin Alan Leonard Sidney CooperD.O.B: 17/09/91Height: 6ftWeight: 10.5 StoneEye Colour: Hazel GreenHair Colour: AuburnYeah, I'm f*****g English, I drink tea, I eat buttered crumpets and talk with a posh whiny accent -.- any more stereo types . . . oh yeah, I'm proud that we, the British produced Susan Boyle ;)F**k you America!!! How dare you create an amazing show that captured my geeky heart, and then decide to cancel it, rest in peace Eureka :c I really need a cup of tea . . . bye beautiful people <3
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    #4

    Re: To or For?

    I agree with you, CS.

    The forum has a number of highly qualified contributors of many nationalities, Ben Adam.

    You would be well advised to show proper respect to those whose opinions you are seeking.

    Rover

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    Re: To or For?

    That seems like a very ill-advised profile statement, not least because if you're going to teach English, you should know the difference between "gluten" and "glutton".
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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