Student or Learner
Are there any rules for using to or for in sentences?
I often get confused! Please explain or point me to something simple and useful...
You were right.
"Cater" takes both prepositions, the difference being:
when we 'cater for', we provide with food and drink, as in "cater for a buffet dinner".
when we 'cater to', we provide a person with what is needed or required : "The school caters to children with learning difficulties."
we try to satisfy a particular need or demand : "He catered to her every whim."
David L -
Thanks ... that's a perfect explanation for something I knew instinctively but couldn't put into words.
Anglika, David and Jerry97 many thanks for your replies