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Autor:  Context
E-mail:  não-disponível
Data:  03/FEV/2008 6:13 PM
Assunto:  Take for / to?
 
Mensagem: 

It's part of my job - took flowers to x
 
Visit sick person in hospital - took flowers for x
 
the to seems more purely functional / discharging a duty / achieving an objective
 
the for carries more of the sense of gift giving / doing something for the benefit of another
 
Again, the territory is not black and white - there are many shades and nuances

 

Either could be more correct or more likely depending on the precise situation

 

 


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 English Made in Brazil -- English, Portuguese, & contrastive linguistics
Take for or take to?  –  Nina  02/FEV/2008, 12:15 PM
Take for or take to?  –  Johannes  02/FEV/2008, 12:44 PM
Take for or take to?  –  PPAULO  02/FEV/2008, 5:33 PM
Take for or take to?  –  PPAULO  02/FEV/2008, 5:35 PM
 Take for / to?  –  Context  03/FEV/2008, 6:13 PM
Take for / to?  –  PPAULO  04/FEV/2008, 1:49 AM

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