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    To vs For

    Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu has vowed to win a "battle for Jerusalem" after a deadly attack on a synagogue.

    Can I use for instead of to?
    What's the sentence mean between to or for?

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    Re: To vs For

    No. You vow to do something.

    I don't know what your second question means. Can you ask it another way?
    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: To vs For

    Quote Originally Posted by Barb_D View Post
    No. You vow to do something.

    I don't know what your second question means. Can you ask it another way?
    What does the sentence mean when I use for or to?

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    Re: To vs For

    You can't use 'for' in this sentence. It wouldn't make sense.

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    #5

    Re: To vs For

    Quote Originally Posted by Rover_KE View Post
    You can't use 'for' in this sentence. It wouldn't make sense.
    Two example as below:

    I give it to you.
    I give it for you.

    Two sentences are make sense.Because
    http://dictionary.cambridge.org/dict...aditional/to_1
    http://dictionary.cambridge.org/dict...ditional/for_1

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    Re: To vs For

    Quote Originally Posted by Polyester View Post
    Two example as below:

    I give it to you.
    I give it for you.

    Two sentences are make sense.Because
    http://dictionary.cambridge.org/dict...aditional/to_1
    http://dictionary.cambridge.org/dict...ditional/for_1
    The first one means that you (I) give something to someone (you). The second means that you (I) give something to someone else on behalf of (you).
    As you have been told, "for" doesn't work in your original sentence.

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