When to use TO and For

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When to use TO and For
Do we always use "To" to indiacate the place where we are going or coming from.
eg:please correct if these sentences are wrong
1) I am going for classes or I am going to classes
2) I am going to/for my friend's wedding
3) Are you coming to Rachel's wedding?
 

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When to use TO and For
Do we always use "To" to indiacate the place where we are going or coming from.
eg:please correct if these sentences are wrong
1) I am going for classes or I am going to classes
2) I am going to/for my friend's wedding
3) Are you coming to Rachel's wedding?

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Good afternoon, Englishquestion.

(1) Usually we use "for" if we want to indicate the PURPOSE (reason):

Tom: WHY are you going TO New York next week?

Martha: I am going TO New York FOR my friend's wedding.

Tom: Will you be in New York for a long time?

Martha: No. I'm just going TO my friend's wedding, and then I shall

immediately fly back home.

*****

Pamela: WHY do you go to that place every Friday?

Ralph: I go TO that place FOR karate lessons.

Pamela: Are you leaving now?

Ralph: Yes, I am going TO my karate class now.

*****

Mr. Smith: Are you coming TO Rachel's wedding next week?

Miss Jones: No, I'm not. I was not invited!!!

Have a nice day!
 

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To: suggests a direct connection between point A and point B.

For: suggests reason, purpose and intent.

Switching "to" and "for" in those sentences changes the meaning greatly.
 
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