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    carry to/for sb

    Hi,

    Which preposition should I use in the below sentence?

    First, we will discuss what connotations these three methods carry for/to us.

    And does the sentence sound OK?

    Thanks,
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    Re: carry to/for sb

    Quote Originally Posted by nyggus View Post
    Hi,

    Which preposition should I use in the below sentence below?
    First, we will discuss what connotations these three methods carry for/to us.

    And does the sentence sound OK?

    Thanks,
    nyggus
    I know that words or expressions carry connotations but I am not sure about "methods". "Implications" could be a better word.
    I am not a teacher or a native speaker.

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    Re: carry to/for sb

    Quote Originally Posted by nyggus View Post
    And does the sentence sound OK?
    No. Try:
    First, we will discuss what connotations these three methods have.
    or
    First, we will discuss what implications these three methods have (for us).

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    Re: carry to/for sb

    Quote Originally Posted by teechar View Post
    No. Try:
    First, we will discuss what connotations these three methods have.
    or
    First, we will discuss what implications these three methods have (for us).
    Thanks. Can't we use carry? I took it from the collocation dictionary here, which gives two verbs for "verb + connotation": have and carry.

    (Which doesn't mean that I will not use your proposition. Just want to know if carry is indeed wrong here.)

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    Re: carry to/for sb

    I much prefer "have".

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    Re: carry to/for sb

    If you do use "carry", you can end the sentence there and make the preposition question moot.
    I am not a teacher.

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    Re: carry to/for sb

    Quote Originally Posted by teechar View Post
    I much prefer "have".
    "..implications the methods have" sounds much better to me.
    What "methods" are we talking about?
    I am not a teacher or a native speaker.

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    Re: carry to/for sb

    Quote Originally Posted by tedmc View Post
    "..implications the methods have" sounds much better to me.
    What "methods" are we talking about?
    "Implications" and "connotations" are two different words and have two different meanings. I don't see why methods—whatever they are—could not have connotations. If you think about a method, what does come to your mind? These are connotations, not implications.

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    Re: carry to/for sb

    Quote Originally Posted by GoesStation View Post
    If you do use "carry", you can end the sentence there and make the preposition question moot.
    Thanks. And sorry - could you please explain what did you mean? I looked up "question mood", but it didn't help me understand the last part of your sentence.

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    Re: carry to/for sb

    He means that this would work:

    First, we will discuss what connotations these three methods carry.

    There is no need for anything after carry.

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