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    #1

    attention to/for

    I know the prases "give/pay attention to something".

    Is it also OK to say:

    "You have attention for" / "attention for"? Or can't you use to have as a verb and for as a preposition here?

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    #2

    Re: attention to/for

    You can't.

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    #3

    Re: attention to/for

    You can't use the verb to have or you can't say attention for?

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    #4

    Re: attention to/for

    Quote Originally Posted by bridge78 View Post
    I know the prases "give/pay attention to something".

    Is it also OK to say:

    "You have attention for" / "attention for"? Or can't you use to have as a verb and for as a preposition here?
    Why do you need to change the phrase you know? What idea are you trying to express? "Give/pay" and "have" no matter what have different meanings.

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    #5

    Re: attention to/for

    I'm just wondering what else works in this context. If have attention for has a different meaning, and you cannot use it in the same context as give/pay attention to, I would like to know what the difference is.

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    #6

    Re: attention to/for

    Quote Originally Posted by bridge78 View Post
    I'm just wondering what else works in this context.
    What is your context?

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    Re: attention to/for

    Quote Originally Posted by bridge78 View Post
    I'm just wondering what else works in this context. If have attention for has a different meaning, and you cannot use it in the same context as give/pay attention to, I would like to know what the difference is.
    "have attention for" is incorrect.

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    #8

    Re: attention to/for

    An organisation dealing with for instance the enviroment. So they have attention for the environment. By now, I know this is incorrect.

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    #9

    Re: attention to/for

    They pay attention to the environment. They have concern for the environment.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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