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    #1

    ...it will be confirmed to you...

    Hi there!

    I'm in doubt which the best preposition is for the following clause. 'To' or 'For'?

    '...it will be confirmed to/for you as soon as...'

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    #2

    Re: ...it will be confirmed to you...

    ...for...

    You can't do it "to" something.

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    #3

    Re: ...it will be confirmed to you...

    Quote Originally Posted by TitoBr View Post
    Hi there!

    I'm in doubt not sure which the best preposition is more appropriate for the following clause, "to" or "for."

    '...it will be confirmed to/for you as soon as...'
    "confirmed to/for you" doesn't sound natural.

    The usual is, e.g.,
    Your order will be confirmed as soon as full payment is received.
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    We will confirm the booking as soon as a place becomes available.

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    #4

    Re: ...it will be confirmed to you...

    "Your order will be confirmed for you" is fine. "...For you" functions like "on your behalf". Should be okay.

    EDIT:
    As per GoesStation's post, "Your order..." was not the best example. A better example might have been, "Your booking will be confirmed for you".
    Last edited by ChinaDan; 11-Sep-2016 at 02:53. Reason: Correction

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    #5

    Re: ...it will be confirmed to you...

    I would not write Your order will be confirmed for you.
    I am not a teacher.

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    #6

    Re: ...it will be confirmed to you...

    Quote Originally Posted by ChinaDan View Post
    "Your booking will be confirmed for you".
    I wouldn't write or say that. In fact, that sentence gets only two hits on Google, one of which is from a German Facebook page.

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    #7

    Re: ...it will be confirmed to you...

    "Confirmation of your booking will be sent to you."
    I wouldn't write the original either, but I wouldn't question it, unless I wasn't sure of the meaning. The problem is that "for you" means nothing, since this could still mean that the person doesn't personally get any confirmation.

    A: Your booking will be confirmed for you.
    B: Thanks. Is it confirmed to me, or do you simply confirm it for your own records?

    Help Desk: Your enrolment is confirmed for you once we've assessed your prerequisites.
    Me: Yes, but what I'm asking is whether I receive confirmation of my enrolment.
    Last edited by Raymott; 11-Sep-2016 at 16:26.

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    Re: ...it will be confirmed to you...

    Quote Originally Posted by teechar View Post
    I wouldn't write or say that. In fact, that sentence gets only two hits on Google, one of which is from a German Facebook page.
    Okay, but it is natural and correct English.
    "Do I need to call and confirm my booking?"
    "No, your booking will be confirmed for you; it's part of our service".

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