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    #1

    Provide to or provide for?

    Hi there,

    Could anybody tell me whether it is normal to say "we provide milk for all the children in need" or "we provide milk to all the children in need"?

    Thanks in advance.

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    #2

    Re: Provide to or provide for?

    Welcome to the forum, Ghiaccio.

    Both prepositions are possible, in my opinion.
    Last edited by Rover_KE; 13-Nov-2012 at 09:21.

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    #3

    Re: Provide to or provide for?

    Is it "we provide children with milk" possible with the same meaning?

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    #4

    Re: Provide to or provide for?

    Yes.

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