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    "For" or "to"?

    "Could you lend me forty dollars? It is too late to get money ..., and I must catch the train for Geneva."

    Would it also be correct to use the preposition "to"?

    Would there be a difference in meaning?


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    Source: The sentence was spoken in the year 1892 by an American. It is quoted in The Bully Pulpit / Theodore Roosevelt, William Howard Taft, and the Golden Age of Journalism (2013) by Doris Kearns Goodwin.

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    Re: "For" or "to"?

    "To" would be more common in BrE, certainly, but "for" would be understood perfectly well.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: "For" or "to"?

    I think 'to' and 'for' suggest 'going to' and 'departing for' respectively, but I am not a teacher.

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    Re: "For" or "to"?

    I would accept either.

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