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    Prepositions

    Hi there,

    I'd like to know which preposition should be used in the following examples:

    This is for my family.

    This is to my family.

    Which one is correct?? How do I know when to use either TO or FOR ??
    Are there books only about prepositions?

    Thanks a lot


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    Re: Prepositions

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    Quote Originally Posted by AdeExpress View Post
    Hi there,

    I'd like to know which preposition should be used in the following examples:

    This is for my family.

    This is to my family.

    Which one is correct?? How do I know when to use either TO or FOR ??

    Are there books only about prepositions?

    Thanks a lot
    This gift is for my family = It is intended that all the family will benefit from this gift.

    This gift is to my family = It is intended that this gift is given to my family.

    The context will tell you which preposition to use.

    Even native speaker have to learn by heart which prepositions to use! There are many sites which explain them and their use: prepositions - Google Search

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