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    Question Is "to" or "for" the correct term?

    Dear all

    I'm in doubt about which would be the correct use (or the most correct) in the following sentence:

    "Have a cup of this energy-drink - it is a boost to you before going hiking"

    or

    "Have a cup of this energy-drink - it is a boost for you before going hiking"

    Alternative:

    "This energy-tea is a real boost to you"

    or

    "This energy-tea is a real boost for you"

    Thank you in advance.

    Sincerely
    Henrik

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    Re: Is "to" or "for" the correct term?

    Out of the two options "for you" would make the most sense, however simply saying "Have a cup of this energy-drink - it is a boost before going hiking" or "This energy-tea is a real boost." is sufficient.

    I hope this helps!
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    Re: Is "to" or "for" the correct term?

    Welcome to the forum, Henrik.

    Please remember that to be correct, a sentence must end with the appropriate punctuation mark.

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    Re: Is "to" or "for" the correct term?

    Quote Originally Posted by Rover_KE View Post
    Welcome to the forum, Henrik.

    Please remember that to be correct, a sentence must end with the appropriate punctuation mark.
    Dear Rover. Thank you for your kind reminding Not relevant for the question at hand, though, but thank you.

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    Re: Is "to" or "for" the correct term?

    Dear TMF - Thank you for your reply. It was a great help.

    H

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    Re: Is "to" or "for" the correct term?

    I don't find either particularly natural. I would expect "Have a glass of this energy drink. It'll give you a boost before you go hiking". Note that "energy drink" needs no hyphen and that most energy drinks come in a bottle and are drunk cold, so having them in a glass is much more likely than a cup.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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