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    for protection

    1-They carry guns to protect themselves.
    2-They carry guns for protection.
    3-They carry guns for protecting themselves.

    Are sentences 1-3 acceptable responses to the question: "Why do they carry guns?"?


    4-They are armed to protect themselves.
    5-They are armed for protection.
    6-They are armed for protecting themselves.

    Are sentences 4-6 acceptable responses to the question: "Why are they armed?"?

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    Navi.

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    Re: for protection

    Quote Originally Posted by navi tasan View Post
    1-They carry guns to protect themselves.
    2-They carry guns for protection.
    3-They carry guns for protecting themselves.

    Are sentences 1-3 acceptable responses to the question: "Why do they carry guns?"?


    4-They are armed to protect themselves.
    5-They are armed for protection.
    6-They are armed for protecting themselves.

    Are sentences 4-6 acceptable responses to the question: "Why are they armed?"?

    Gratefully,
    Navi.
    3 and 6 are not natural. The others are OK.

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