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    #1

    brought it for her to repair

    Can one say
    a. Her brother brought a computer for her to repair for him. He keeps asking her favors.

    b. Her brother brought her a computer for her to repair for him. He keeps asking her favors.

    ?

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    #2

    Re: brought it for her to repair

    Yes, you can. But consider instead:
    Her brother has asked her to repair yet another computer!

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    #3

    Re: brought it for her to repair

    Quote Originally Posted by teechar View Post
    Yes, you can. But consider instead:
    Her brother has asked her to repair yet another computer!
    What does"yet" mean here?

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    #4

    Re: brought it for her to repair

    Quote Originally Posted by Eslam Elbyaly View Post
    What does"yet" mean here?
    "Yet" is a complicated word. Here it intensifies "another", telling us that this is not just the second or third computer her brother has asked her to fix, but maybe the fifth, the tenth, or some number even higher.
    I am not a teacher.

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