For or to

July 10, 2014pdf

For can be used to talk about our purpose in doing something. In this case, it is followed by a noun.

Note that for cannot be used before a verb in this sense.

Before a verb, we have to use to.

Complete the following sentences using for or to.

1. We stopped at the pub …………….. a drink.

a) for

b) to

2. He stopped the car ……………… drop her off.

a) for

b) to

3. They stopped ………………… get some rest.

a) to

b) for

4. We use thermometers ……………….. measure temperatures.

a) to

b) for

5. It was hard ………………… finish on time.

a) to

b) for

6. I went to his office ………………… a talk with him.

a) for

b) to

7. He was sent to prison ………………. stealing.

a) for

b) to

8. She was angry with me …………………. lying to her.

a) for

b) to

9. I went to Mexico ……………….. meet my brother who lives there.

a) for

b) to

10. A barometer is used ………………… measuring pressure.

a) for

b) to

Answers

1. We stopped at the pub for a drink.

2. He stopped the car to drop her off.

3. They stopped to get some rest.

4. We use thermometers to measure temperatures.

5. It was hard to finish on time.

6. I went to his office for a talk with him.

7. He was sent to prison for stealing.

8. She was angry with me for lying to her.

9. I went to Mexico to meet my brother who lives there.

10. A barometer is used for measuring pressure.

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