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    #1

    the towel that is for...

    Which are correct:

    1) This towel is for cleaning computer screens.
    2) This towel is to clean computer screens with.
    3) This towel is to clean computer screens.

    4) Give me the towel that is for cleaning computer screens.
    5) Give me the towel that is to clean computer screens with.
    6) Give me the towel that is to clean computer screens.



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    #2

    Re: the towel that is for...

    They're all grammatical though the ones with "with" are more awkward than the others. Aren't those things just called "screen wipes"?
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: the towel that is for...

    Thank you very much, Emsr2d2,

    I think they do call them 'screen wipes'. I didn't know that such a thing even existed! I just use a normal paper towel.

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    Re: the towel that is for...

    If you're talking about paper towels, then you should say that in your sentences. I thought you were using a towel (the kind you use in the bathroom to dry your hands/body).
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: the towel that is for...

    Thank you very much, Emsr2d2,

    I get that. The sentences were not really about what I do. I was interested in the grammatical structure actually. I just thought that towels that were specifically for the purpose of cleaning computer screens must exist. So I came up with those examples.
    After reading your reply, I checked and saw that not only do they exist, but they have a specific name (ie. 'screen wipes').

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