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    #1

    to/for

    Hello,
    What is the difference beetwen these questions :

    Who is it written to ?
    Who is it written for ?

    Cheers,


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    Re: to/for

    [quote=Jaskin;364584]Hello,
    What is the difference beetwen these questions :

    Who is it written to ? Common usage as the verb "to write" is normally followed by the preposition "to". Like, I write to my parents once a week. Who is this letter written to?
    Who is it written for ? This question reflects a shift in meaning. Consider this example: She writes for a number of Dubai-located magazines (meaning that she works for a few publishing houses). E.g. -Who is this article written for? -Aquarius Magazine.



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    Re: to/for

    ...and the Harry Potter books are written for children and adults alike.


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    Re: to/for

    Quote Originally Posted by David L. View Post
    ...and the Harry Potter books are written for children and adults alike.
    I concur wholeheartedly

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