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    To VS For

    Hello!

    How the use of 'to' and 'for' can be explained in these examples?

    e.g.
    Happy birthday to you.
    I was looking for you.

    Cheers,
    Tito

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    #2

    Re: To VS For

    Quote Originally Posted by TitoBr View Post
    Hello!

    How the use of 'to' and 'for' can be explained in these examples?

    e.g.
    Happy birthday to you.
    I was looking for you.

    Cheers,
    Tito
    How would you explain it?

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    Re: To VS For

    I'd say that when you 'look for', you are searching somebody or someone.
    But I have no clue when it comes to 'happy birthday to you'. Why not 'for you'?

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    Re: To VS For

    Quote Originally Posted by TitoBr View Post
    I'd say that when you 'look for', you are searching somebody or someone.
    But I have no clue when it comes to 'happy birthday to you'. Why not 'for you'?
    Think of "Happy Birthday" as a wish you are sending to someone.

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    Re: To VS For

    Hmm, if I have a present for somebody I say: 'I've got a present for you'. Would it be right to use 'to' instead?

    Thinking about wish I know that it's correct to say: 'I wish all the best to you'.

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    Re: To VS For

    Quote Originally Posted by TitoBr View Post
    Hmm, if I have a present for somebody I say: 'I've got a present for you'. Would it be right to use 'to' instead?

    Thinking about wish I know that it's correct to say: 'I wish all the best to you'.
    No. I have a present for you or I sent a present to you.

    I know this will be confusing, but you can say "I wish all the best for you" also.

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