[Grammar] use + to/for

aggiesteph

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Here is an exercise from a textbook.

Write answers to the questions.
What does Sophie use her mobile phone for? (music)

The answer given in the key is: Sophie uses her mobile phone to listen to music.

Shouldn't it be: Sophie uses her mobile phone for listening to music?

For some reason the infinitive here sounds wrong to me.
Is there a different in meaning between "use something to do", and "use something for doing".

To me the former implies some goal we want to achieve e.g. as in an instruction: Use scissors to cut off the edges, while the latter something that is done as a routine or generally. Or am I mistaken in my connotation?
 

emsr2d2

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There is nothing wrong with the original. We use something to do something else.

All of these indicate regular/habitual actions:

I use a hairbrush to get the knots out of my hair.
He uses a cloth to clean his laptop screen.
She uses chamomile flowers to make delicious tea.
 

aggiesteph

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Is it the same for American English?
 
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