DIFFERENCE BETWEEN FOR AND TO

WHAT’S THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN FOR AND TO?

FOR TO
BENEFITS DESTINATIONS
Carrots are good for your eyes. I'm flying to Malta next week.
HELPING SOMEONE COMPARING
Can you do it for me, please? I prefer coffee to tea.
REASON + (ing form) GIVING
I'm not angry with you for arriving late. He gave the book to me.
PERIODS OF TIME TELLING THE TIME
I've studied English for 3 years. It's twenty to 5.
INTENTION / MOTIVE + Noun INTENTION / MOTIVE + verb
We went to Scotland for a conference. I came to Malta to learn English.

 

difference between for and to, ask for help, ask to help

ASK FOR HELP or ASK TO HELP?

Use FOR after the following adjectives:
    1. famous
    2. grateful
    3. sorry / thankful
    4. happy / sad (for someone)
    5. prepared / ready
    6. responsible
    7. respected
    8. suitable
    9. eager
    10. late / early
Use FOR after the following verbs:
  1. admire (someone) for something
  2. apologize for
  3. apply for
  4. ask someone for something
  5. blame someone for something
  6. care for someone / something
  7. excuse someone for something
  8. forgive someone for something
  9. head for
  10. long for
  11. pray for
  12. pay for
  13. scold someone for something
  14. search for
  15. vote for
  16. wait for
  17. wish for
  18. work for a company / for someone
  19. account for
  20. check for
  21. fine someone for something
Use TO after the following adjectives:
  1.  attracted to
  2. accustomed to
  3. addicted to
  4. allergic to
  5. indifferent to
  6. kind / mean / generous / unfriendly / rude / cruel / polite (etc.) to (someone)
  7. receptive to
  8. related to
  9. married to
  10. superior to
  11. limited to
  12. opposed to
  13. relevant to
  14. dedicated to
  15. connected to
  16. attached to
  17. faithful to
  18. exposed to
  19. identical to
  20. sensitive to
Use TO after the following verbs:
  1. to refer to
  2. to amount to
  3. to object to
  4. to relate to
  5. to add to
  6. to allow to
  7. to attend to
  8. to belong to
  9. to consent to
  10. to connect to
  11. to dedicate to
  12. to listen to
  13. to refer to
  14. to adapt to
  15. to agree to
  16. to apologize to someone for something
  17. to devote to
  18. to happen to
  19. to lead to
  20. to react to
  21. to reply / speak / talk to
  22. to turn to

 

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