To vs For! Many English learners have difficulties understanding the difference between To vs For in English.
TO vs FOR
When to Use TO
We’re going to Paris.
I’m going to school.
My Mom went to the dentist yesterday.
The apple fell to the ground
It’s a quarter to 2.
It is quarter to six.
It’s about ten miles from my house to the university.
I prefer sleeping to working.
She prefer walking to riding
I gave the book to my sister.
He gave a to his daughter on her birthday.
6. Motive/ Reason – with verb
I came here to see you.
He worked hard to earn money.
I want to talk to you.
When to Use FOR
Yogurt is good for your digestion.
Vitamin A is good for eyesight
2. Period of time
We’ve lived here for 2 years.
I have been waiting for her for 2 hours
I made an appointment for May 3.
4. Agree with
Are you for or against the development of nuclear weapons?
5. Doing something to help someone
Could you carry these books for me?
6. Motive/ Reason – with noun
Let’s go out for a drink.
We stopped at the pub for a drink.
I went to London for a conference.
7. Function – with verb (-ing form)
A ladle is a big spoon used for serving soup.
An altimeter is used for measuring height above sea level