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Autor:  Marco
E-mail:  matress@bol.com.br
Data:  06/JAN/2006 11:39 AM
Assunto:  To or For

Yes, I've read in this site about TO and FOR, but the doubts always appear.


In Practical English  Usage - Oxford  there is this sentence:


1. Whay time does the next train leave for Worcester?  Why for in that sentence?



In other book( Gramática Prática da Língua Inglesa-Nelson Torres) I've found this one:


2. My uncle went to Argentina last week.


Ok. In the first sentence the verb is "leave" and it can be intransitive or a transitive  - in this case it is intransitive then it needs a preposition and the right preposition is "for"  . As far as understand we should know the verbs very well, then we will know the right preposition to use.


In its turn, in the second sentence we have the verb "go" and in this case it is intransitive too, then it needs a preposition, and the right preposition is 'to'


I  hope it is right! 


More one question - If I change the verbs, I don't know if will sound well or if it is common to use the verb "go" in that case.  


1a. What time does the next train go to Worcester?  Of course I've to change the preposition.


2a. My uncle left to Argentina  last week.


Is it all right? If you are good at grammar, please answer me!




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 To or For  –  Marco  06/JAN/2006, 11:39 AM
To or For  –  Ana M  06/JAN/2006, 11:55 AM
To or For  –  Marco  06/JAN/2006, 12:04 PM
To or For  –  Maria Valeska  06/JAN/2006, 12:13 PM
To or For  –  BadBoy_RJ  09/JAN/2006, 1:29 AM
To or For  –  Mark  14/JAN/2006, 9:03 PM

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