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    #1

    for him to see the screen

    Are these sentences correct:

    1-I pushed him forward for him to see the screen.

    I pushed him forward so that he would see the screen.

    2-I pushed him forward for me to see the screen.
    I pushed him forward so that I would see the screen.

    3-I pushed him forward to see the screen.


    I supposed "3" would be ambiguous.

    4-I pushed him to fall.

    I pushed him so that he would fall.

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    Navi.

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    #2

    Re: for him to see the screen

    Not really. Without 'for him' the default interpretation is that the sentence subject is also the subject of the infinitive.

    #4 is virtually meaningless, unless one interprets 'push' in the metaphorical sense of 'encourage/cajole'.

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    #3

    Re: for him to see the screen

    Thank you very much Philo2009.

    I am not sure I get it.
    "1" and "2' do have "for him" and "for me" in them. Are they correct?

    I think I might have asked the question in a confusing way! I do not understand which part of my question is being addressed but "not really". My apologies. I do this kind of thing often, but always in spite of myself.

    Gratefully,
    Navi.

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    #4

    Re: for him to see the screen

    1 & 2 seem unnatural ways of getting the meaning across- the versions with so that work better.

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    #5

    Re: for him to see the screen

    I apologize for my confusing response.
    Yes, #1 and 2 are quite acceptable.

    Quote Originally Posted by navi tasan View Post
    Thank you very much Philo2009.

    I am not sure I get it.
    "1" and "2' do have "for him" and "for me" in them. Are they correct?

    I think I might have asked the question in a confusing way! I do not understand which part of my question is being addressed but "not really". My apologies. I do this kind of thing often, but always in spite of myself.

    Gratefully,
    Navi.

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