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Difference between 'use sth to do sth' or ‘for doing sth'?

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Difference between 'use sth to do sth' or ‘for doing sth'?

Postby truman » Tue Oct 12, 2010 2:34 pm

1>Bob uses the van for picking up groceries.
2>Bob uses the van to pick up groceries.
3>Most people now use their cars for going shopping.
4>Most people now use their cars to go shopping.

Are there any differences between those sentences?
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Re: Difference between 'use sth to do sth' or ‘for doing sth

Postby trypsin » Sat Oct 23, 2010 4:42 am

i don't think there is any difference between these two expressions, however we may use 'to do sth' pattern more often.
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Re: Difference between 'use sth to do sth' or ‘for doing sth

Postby Tukanja » Sun Oct 24, 2010 12:45 pm

truman wrote:1>Bob uses the van for picking up groceries.
2>Bob uses the van to pick up groceries.
3>Most people now use their cars for going shopping.
4>Most people now use their cars to go shopping.

Are there any differences between those sentences?

I wonder could in #3 "for going to shop" be more grammatical than "for going shopping"?
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Re: Difference between 'use sth to do sth' or ‘for doing sth

Postby Princess » Tue Oct 26, 2010 9:50 am

>Bob uses the van for picking up groceries.
2>Bob uses the van to pick up groceries.

I think that both are right. There is only grammatical differences. when we use for we should use " verb +ing) after it and then we use to we should put the verb in the infinitive.
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