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    tickets to or tickets for

    Which one can I use? Thank you.

    1 Thanks for the tickets for next week's game.
    2 Thanks for the tickets to next week's game.

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    Re: tickets to or tickets for

    Quote Originally Posted by naroad View Post
    Which one can I use? Thank you.

    1 Thanks for the tickets for next week's game.
    2 Thanks for the tickets to next week's game.
    Thanks for the tickets for next week's game.
    Thanks for the tickets for the next week game.
    Regards,
    rj1948.

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    Re: tickets to or tickets for

    Both are used in the USA and mean the same thing.

    1 Thanks for the tickets (to be used for) next week's game.
    2 Thanks for the tickets (to be used for) next week's game.


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    Re: tickets to or tickets for

    'for' has the meaning 'in exchange for, charged as a price for'
    Hence, 'for the game' has the sense of 'you pays your money and we give you a game of football in exchange'

    'to the game' is stressing 'getting into the grounds, the game venue', allowing entrance to.

    HOWEVER - this really is splitting hairs, and people would say either because it really means the same thing, you enter the grounds and you see the game.
    Tickets to a Broadway show, tickets for a Broadway show.


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    Re: tickets to or tickets for

    Many thanks.

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