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    #1

    for vs to again

    In the same video, the severed head of US hostage Abdul-Rahman Kassig was displayed for the camera.

    If i'm using the word "to" instead of "for" in above sentence. What does the sentence mean? Is it the meaning as same?

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    #2

    Re: for vs to again

    "To" doesn't work for me.

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    #3

    Re: for vs to again

    Quote Originally Posted by MikeNewYork View Post
    "To" doesn't work for me.
    But "to" it's very common. Is it ok?

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    #4

    Re: for vs to again

    I don't think it's very common.

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    #5

    Re: for vs to again

    Quote Originally Posted by MikeNewYork View Post
    I don't think it's very common.
    What's wrong with "to"?

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    Re: for vs to again

    I think "for" was used on purpose to suggest that the severed head was displayed prominently in order to ensure that the cameras got a good shot, to ensure maximum publicity. It was, of course, shown to the camera but I think the point is that it was done "for the cameras" - the phrase suggests that a very particular point is being made or that someone is doing something specifically because they know they are being filmed.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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