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    Smile Bring the news for people or to people? Or bring

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    I'm sorry for the incomplete title! Just omit the last two words!!!

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    Hi, here's a multiple choice that confused me:

    A wounded soldier brought ___.
    A) the news of victory to all the people in town
    B) for us the news of victory
    C) to us the news of victory
    D) the news of victory for us

    The answer is "A".
    Why "A"? Can't I say bring the news for us; or bring to/for us the news? I totally can't tell which is correct among these four answers and why correct. Please help!

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    Re: Bring the news for people or to people? Or bring

    Quote Originally Posted by azhu View Post
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    I'm sorry for the incomplete title! Just omit the last two words!!!

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    Hi, here's a multiple choice that confused me:

    A wounded soldier brought ___.
    A) the news of victory to all the people in town
    B) for us the news of victory
    C) to us the news of victory
    D) the news of victory for us

    The answer is "A".
    Why "A"? Can't I say bring the news for us; or bring to/for us the news? I totally can't tell which is correct among these four answers and why correct. Please help!
    They are all grammatically possible. "A" is probably the most natural but it's a poor test question.

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    Re: Bring the news for people or to people? Or bring

    As an NES but not a teacher:

    I agree with Bhaisahab that A is the "best of a bad bunch". It also explains the term "us" .
    With B & C, I believe the "to/for" is unnecessary.
    In D, the "for" can't be omitted but it feels a bit "clunky" to me.

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