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    to help/ for help

    What's the difference between to play and for play, to help and for help etc. ?

    She was about to scream to help/ She was about to scream for help.

    which is correct and why? Why can't we replace to with for when both has the same meaning.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Roselin View Post
    What's the difference between to play and for play, to help and for help etc. ?

    She was about to scream to help/ She was about to scream for help.

    which is correct and why? Why can't we replace to with for when both has the same meaning.
    “play” and “help” can be used as verb as well as noun.

    When you say “to play” or “to help” they are in the infinitive form of the verb and used as nouns.
    ‘for help” and ‘for play” are nouns being the objects of the preposition “for”.
    In the example sentence the second one is correct: She was about to scream for help.
    In the first sentence you can not have two infinitives(nouns)of one preposition about: to scream and to help

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    Re: to help/ for help

    Quote Originally Posted by Manas Ranjan Mallick View Post
    “play” and “help” can be used as verb as well as noun.

    When you say “to play” or “to help” they are in the infinitive form of the verb and used as nouns.
    ‘for help” and ‘for play” are nouns being the objects of the preposition “for”.
    In the example sentence the second one is correct: She was about to scream for help.
    In the first sentence you can not have two infinitives(nouns)of one preposition about: to scream and to help
    Thanks a lot for the explanation!
    Regards...

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