Student or Learner
Can someone please tell me which one is correct to say?
There's no need of a book. - or - There's no need for a book.
Aren't you in the mood of studying? - or - Aren't you in the mood of studying?
Don't you have any plans of sleeping? - or - Don't you have any plans for sleeping?
Last edited by banderas; 05-Jul-2008 at 01:30. Reason: typo
Ex: There is a requirement/need for teachers in this city.
Ex: We require/are in need of teachers in this city.
Plans for sleeping works and plans to sleep. Which is better? Or perhaps plans on sleeping? Any native?
"I hope you don't have any plans for sleeping here tonight, after how you treated me at the party!" (girlfriend/boyfriend row)
"He's going to one of those rock concerts in a field and plans to sleep in a tent for a whole week."
"He's working all hours on call at the hospital this weekend. He plans on sleeping (=getting some sleep)/plans on grabbing some sleep in between calls to see him through to Monday."
The next question is, 'what is the difference that a different preposition is used'?
Last edited by David L.; 05-Jul-2008 at 10:21.
1. plan on + gerund = expect
2 plan to + infinitive = expect
3 plan for + gerund = make preparations for/prepare for the future
<My suggestion would be for 2, that it is 'intends'
He doesn't 'expect' = hope, anticipate as in 1
He probably has already made preparations - he's going and knows what he is going to do sleeping-wise when he gets there. That's why mother or whoever is taken aback. So not 3.