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    #1

    Demand from someone for something, Demand someone for something

    We normally use "demand for" in phrases like

    "There is a growing demand for automobiles in Pakistan."
    "They demanded for a raise in their salaries."

    What preposition is more suitable when we have to use it with a personal pronoun or a name, like


    1. She demanded more money from David.
    2. She demanded for more money from David.
    3. She demanded David more money.
    4. She demanded David for more money.
    5. She demanded from David more money.
    6. She demanded from David for more money.


    (Note that here we are using demand as a verb)

    Tell me about the natural way of saying the same thing.

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    #2

    Re: Demand from someone for something, Demand someone for something

    When you request something firmly, you demand it. The verb doesn't take a preposition in this usage.

    Sentence 1 is natural. The rest aren't.
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    #3

    Re: Demand from someone for something, Demand someone for something

    1. is good English.
    5. is just about possible.

    The others are not possible. The verb construction you want is:


    • to demand something from somebody

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    Re: Demand from someone for something, Demand someone for something

    Okay, thanks to both of you. Now here is another situation where we are using demand as a noun with make in phrases like "demands are being made", "they made the demand"

    Now which preposition should be used here.


    1. "Did they make any other demand to them to provide more relief.".
    2. "Did they make any other demand from them to provide more relief".


    Is "to" possible "to make a demand to someone"?

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    #5

    Re: Demand from someone for something, Demand someone for something

    It's not natural.
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    Re: Demand from someone for something, Demand someone for something

    Quote Originally Posted by GoesStation View Post
    It's not natural.
    You mean the first one? What about the second one?
    Did they make any other demand from them to provide more relief".

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    #7

    Re: Demand from someone for something, Demand someone for something

    I'd suggest you change it to, "Did they demand any further relief from them."

    Of your originals, pattern 5 is normal in such sentences as "She demanded from David more than he was able to give."
    3. "She demanded David give her more money." (Subjunctive 'give')

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    Re: Demand from someone for something, Demand someone for something

    A possible variation on Raymott's suggestion would be "Did they make any further demands for relief/money/help/etc."
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    #9

    Re: Demand from someone for something, Demand someone for something

    You need to concentrate on the difference in usage between "demand" (countable noun) and "demand" (verb). You're trying to combine the different usages in some of your sentences.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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