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    Are both these sentences correct and do they mean exactly the same:

    1-He was selling tickets for participating in a TV show.
    2-He was selling tickets to participate in a TV show.

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    Quote Originally Posted by navi tasan View Post
    Are both these sentences correct and do they mean exactly the same:

    1-He was selling tickets for participating in a TV show.
    2-He was selling tickets to participate in a TV show.
    To me personally, they are absolutely different.
    Sentence #1 tells us about tickets that allow somebody to take part in a TV show. We don't know whether or not he wants to participate in the show himself.
    Sentence #2 tells us about the reason why he is selling tickets, i.e. in order to get to the TV studio and take part in a TV show. He certainly wants to get in and be part of the show, and selling tickets may be the only way for him to get in there.

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