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    bring for/to--buyfor/to

    Hi

    Does somebody know when to use the prepositions to and for after the verbs bring-buy and do????
    Thank you loads for the help.

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    Re: bring for/to--buyfor/to

    Hello Carla,

    Here are some sample sentences with those verbs and prepositions. See if you can complete them:

    1. I brought a friend to....
    2. I brought a bunch of flowers for...
    3. I bought a new pc to...
    4. I bought a bunch of flowers for...
    5. I did a favour for...
    6. I did something silly to...

    Best wishes,

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    Re: bring for/to--buyfor/to

    Hi,

    1. to my house? is it correct?????
    2. for my mother???
    3. to work faster????
    4. for her
    5. for paula - I did it for her cause she couldn't and asked me to???
    6. to him- It wasn't on purpose anyway..but I did it,
    I am not sure if I really got the real meaning of them. Could you give me more information??
    Thanks a lot.

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    Re: bring for/to--buyfor/to

    MacMillan bring:
    1. to have something with you so that you can give it to somebody when you arrive: BRING SB STH; BRING STH FOR SB

    I'll bring you some grapes./ I brought that book for you.

    2. to get something for someone and give it to them: BRING SB STH; BRING STH TO SB

    Could you bring me a plate from the kitchen?/ Don't get up--I'll bring your tea to you.
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    In other meanings we use bring sb/sth to sb/sth rather than for.

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    Re: bring for/to--buyfor/to

    Quote Originally Posted by carla guaraldi View Post
    Hi,

    1. to my house? is it correct?????
    2. for my mother???
    3. to work faster????
    4. for her
    5. for paula - I did it for her cause she couldn't and asked me to???
    6. to him- It wasn't on purpose anyway..but I did it,
    I am not sure if I really got the real meaning of them. Could you give me more information??
    Thanks a lot.
    10 out of 10! (Well, 6 out of 6.)

    Have a look at Joham's post, and then post again if it's still unclear.

    Best wishes,

    MrP
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