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    #1

    For VS to

    Can it be said;

    I wrote a real story and sold them to magazine for earn money for survive.

    VS

    I wrote a real story and sold them to magazine for earn money to survive.

    Which one more possible?

    Or

    Are both wrong?

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    #2

    Re: For VS to

    They are both wrong. You have used "a real story" and followed it with "them". Can you see why that is wrong?
    Also, "for earn money" is wrong in both versions. Try again.
    You have omitted an important indefinite article in both versions. Try again.

    Once you have corrected those, we'll worry about the words in red.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #3

    Re: For VS to

    I wrote a story and sold it to magazine for earn the money ...
    correct?
    If I'm still wrong, please let me know and let me try again.

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    #4

    Re: For VS to

    It's still wrong.

    I wrote a story and sold it to ...
    magazine
    for earn the money

    You put the omitted article in the wrong place. Where else could you put it?
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #5

    Re: For VS to

    ...to the magazine for earn money...?

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    #6

    Re: For VS to

    Quote Originally Posted by Polyester View Post
    for earn money...?
    'If we want to use a verb after a preposition, it must be a gerund (which functions as a noun).'── quoted from https://www.englishclub.com/grammar/verbs-gerunds_2.htm

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    #7

    Re: For VS to

    Quote Originally Posted by Polyester View Post
    ...to the magazine for earn money...?
    to the magazine to earn money
    to the magazine for money
    to the magazine for earn money

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    #8

    Re: For VS to

    Quote Originally Posted by Polyester View Post
    for earn money for survive.
    May I say 'to earn money for a living' instead?

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    #9

    Re: For VS to

    Thank you for correct my English.
    I want to insist using the word "earn" in above sentence.
    Why is it not correct?

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    #10

    Re: For VS to

    'To earn' is correct but 'for earn' is not.

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