a man to lead 2

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navi tasan

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Which are correct:

1-We need a man to lead.
2-We need a man for leading.
Meaning: We need a man capable of leading.


3-We need a man to lead the country.
4-We need a man for leading the country.
Meaning: We need a man capable of leading the country.

To me, "1" seems to be saying that we need a man we can lead.


I think 3 is correct but means something different. It says that it is desirable for us that a man should lead the country. But it does not say we need a man who has the capacity for leading the country.

Gratefully,
Navi.
 

bhaisahab

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Which are correct:

1-We need a man to lead.
2-We need a man for leading.
Meaning: We need a man capable of leading. Neither one means this.


3-We need a man to lead the country.
4-We need a man for leading the country.
Meaning: We need a man capable of leading the country. Neither one means this.


To me, "1" seems to be saying that we need a man we can lead.


I think 3 is correct but means something different. It says that it is desirable for us that a man should lead the country. But it does not say we need a man who has the capacity for leading the country.

Gratefully,
Navi.

Bhai.
 
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