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    Question prepositions

    I am thoroughly confused about the usage of these words. Do we say
    I am going to Sam s party
    I am going for Sam s party

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    Re: prepositions

    Hello Sandy, welcome to UsingEnglish!

    If you want to express "motion towards", you use "to":

    1. I am going to Sam's party tonight.

    If you want to express "purpose", you use "for":

    2. "Why are you going to Manchester?" "I'm going for Sam's party."

    However, the meaning in #2 is much less common than the meaning in #1.

    All the best,


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