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    a man to lead 2

    Which are correct:

    1-We need a man to lead.
    2-We need a man for leading.
    Meaning: We need a man capable of leading.


    3-We need a man to lead the country.
    4-We need a man for leading the country.
    Meaning: We need a man capable of leading the country.

    To me, "1" seems to be saying that we need a man we can lead.


    I think 3 is correct but means something different. It says that it is desirable for us that a man should lead the country. But it does not say we need a man who has the capacity for leading the country.

    Gratefully,
    Navi.

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    Re: a man to lead 2

    Quote Originally Posted by navi tasan View Post
    Which are correct:

    1-We need a man to lead.
    2-We need a man for leading.
    Meaning: We need a man capable of leading. Neither one means this.


    3-We need a man to lead the country.
    4-We need a man for leading the country.
    Meaning: We need a man capable of leading the country. Neither one means this.


    To me, "1" seems to be saying that we need a man we can lead.


    I think 3 is correct but means something different. It says that it is desirable for us that a man should lead the country. But it does not say we need a man who has the capacity for leading the country.

    Gratefully,
    Navi.
    Bhai.

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