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  1. Just Joined
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    I sailed to/for Cyprus


    Which is preferred. I sailed to Cyprus or I sailed for Cyprus?

    Many thanks


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    Re: I sailed to/for Cyprus

    Quote Originally Posted by Bridedebrit View Post

    Which is preferred? "I sailed to Cyprus" or "I sailed for Cyprus".

    Many thanks. (Unnecessary. Thank us after we've been helpful.)

    Bridebrit Unnecessary. We can see your username on your post.
    Welcome to the forum.

    Note my changes above. Your profile shows that you are a native English speaker so I'm sure you know that you have to put a punctuation mark at the end of every sentence.

    Both prepositions can be used but they result in slightly different meanings. Using "to" suggests you reached your destination. Using "for" means that was the intended destination but we don't know for certain that you arrived there.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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