Sanya
He is looking for a present to buy his girlfriend. Is the sentence correct? Befor 'buy' 'for' is omitted. Right? Thank you!
Apr 30, 2011 11:27 AM
Answers · 3
There's actually a rule that if you put the indirect object (his girlfriend) at the end of the sentence, you *must* use a preposition. The direct object is of course the present. "He is looking for a present to buy for his girlfriend." Without "for", it sounds as if he's going to buy a girlfriend.
April 30, 2011
IT IS BETTER TO SAY SIMPLy: He is looking to buy a present for his girlfriend.
April 30, 2011
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Sanya
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