for you to read

Status
Not open for further replies.
A

Anonymous

Guest
These are books for you to read.

Does this sentence mean:
a-These are books that you have to read.
b-These are books that you can read.
c-Depends on the context.
 

Red5

Webmaster, UsingEnglish.com
Staff member
Joined
Nov 13, 2002
Member Type
Interested in Language
Native Language
British English
Home Country
England
Current Location
England
navi said:
These are books for you to read.

Does this sentence mean:
a-These are books that you have to read.
b-These are books that you can read.
c-Depends on the context.

:hi:

I would say C, it depends on the context - ie: both are correct.

HAVE TO is a demand which leaves no option, but CAN allows a degree of decision to be made about whether you will or not.

As regards B, I would offer These are books you can read as an alternative. ;-)
 
Status
Not open for further replies.
Top