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    Lightbulb Question about prepositions.

    To whom it may concern.

    Hello IŽm Victor from Mexico City, could you tell me which of the following prepositions is the correct one and why?

    ...him and the others comedians (surprisingly TO US/FOR US) started to made jokes about their own real tragedies...

    I already took the tests that appear on your web page related about TO and FOR and I got 100, but I have this doubt.

    I hope your answer, thank you very much.

    Greetings.

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    Re: Question about prepositions.

    Where did you find this sentence? It has a number of mistakes.

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    Re: Question about prepositions.

    Also, please quote the whole sentence, especially the bit that comes before 'him'.

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    Re: Question about prepositions.

    The "him" certainly seems incorrect, but that won't change the to/for aspect of the question.

    I'd say either could be used. My personal preference is "to."
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    Re: Question about prepositions.

    Quote Originally Posted by Barb_D View Post
    The "him" certainly seems incorrect, but that won't change the to/for aspect of the question.

    I'd say either could be used. My personal preference is "to."
    I would choose "to" also.

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    Re: Question about prepositions.

    I wouldn't bother with that part at all. "He and the other comedians, surprisingly, started to make jokes about their own real tragedies". It is very unlikely that the writer would use "surprisingly" if he/she hadn't been surprised.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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