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    #1

    was for him to

    Are these sentences correct:

    1-What I did was for him to see his mistake.
    2-What I did was so that he would see his mistake.

    Meaning: I did what I did in order for him to see his mistake.

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    #2

    Re: was for him to

    They are both unnatural transformations of a perfectly good sentence.

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    #3

    Re: was for him to

    The only way I can think of to use "what I did" here would be "What I did helped him to recognise his mistakes".
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #4

    Re: was for him to

    Thank you Emsr2d2 and RoverK for all your replies.

    One more question here:

    What did you do that for?


    1a-That was for him to see his mistake.
    2a-That was so that he would see his mistake.

    Are "1a" and "2a" grammatically acceptable replies to the question "What did you do that for"?

    Gratefully,
    Navi.

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