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    #1

    to/for

    1. I went to the super market to buy fruits.
    2. I went to supermarket for fruits.
    3. Give this mobile to him.
    4. This mobile for him.

    Are the above sentences grammatically correct?
    Last edited by Ajay 123; 01-May-2015 at 20:57.

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    #2

    Re: to/for

    Quote Originally Posted by Ajay 123 View Post
    1. I went to the supermarket to buy fruit.
    Quote Originally Posted by Ajay 123 View Post
    2. I went to the supermarket for fruit.
    This is possible, but the first sentence expresses the same thing more clearly.
    Quote Originally Posted by Ajay 123 View Post
    3. Give this mobile to him.
    OK but you also could say: "Give him this mobile."

    Quote Originally Posted by Ajay 123 View Post
    4. This mobile is for him.
    Quote Originally Posted by Ajay 123 View Post
    Are the above sentences grammatically correct?
    See above.

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    #3

    Re: to/for

    1. "Supermarket" is one word. "By" should be "buy".
    2. You need "the" before "supermarket".
    3. OK.
    4. That is not a sentence. It has no verb.

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    #4

    Re: to/for

    Why can't I use fruits (plural) in #1 and #2!

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    #5

    Re: to/for

    You can.

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    #6

    Re: to/for

    But it is natural to use "fruit" here. We don't go buy fruits. We go buy fruit.

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    #7

    Re: to/for

    It can go either way depending on how the speaker views different types of fruit.

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