the order of the phrases

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Hello :)

I'd like to know which order is correct, #1 or #2. Would you help me?

#1 My mother made my favorite cake for me for my birthday.
#2 My mother made my favorite cake for my birthday for me.

#3 My father bought a ticket for tonight's concert for me.

In the case of #3, I think "for tonight's concert "should follow "a ticket."
However, I cannot decide which should be forward, "for me" or for my birthday."

Could I have some commet?

Thank you.
Lina
 

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#1 & #2 are both OK, though I'd leave 'for me' out as it's implied in 'my birthday'. Only a cruel mother would bajke a cake for someone else on her child's birthday. ;-)
 

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Lina said:
Hello :)

I'd like to know which order is correct, #1 or #2. Would you help me?

#1 My mother made my favorite cake for me for my birthday.
#2 My mother made my favorite cake for my birthday for me.

#3 My father bought a ticket for tonight's concert for me.

In the case of #3, I think "for tonight's concert "should follow "a ticket."
However, I cannot decide which should be forward, "for me" or for my birthday."

Could I have some commet?

Thank you.
Lina

In both cases, I would use an indirect object instead of an additional prepositional phrase.

My mother made (me) my favorite cake for my birthday.
My father bought me a ticket for tonight's concert.

I agree with TDOL, that the "me" could be left out of the first. :wink:
 
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