Natalia
Which preposition should I use? at or for? Hi, I have a doubt on which preposition should I use on the following sentence: "I thought you will find it useful as a gift to friends and family AT or FOR Christmas" Should I use "at Christmas or for Christmas"? Thanks in advance for the help :)
Dec 11, 2016 9:30 AM
Answers · 5
If your question wasn't answered yet, both are correct, but for is more natural, I think.
December 11, 2016
Thanks a lot Rafi, that was indeed very helpful, I think this particular sentence explains very well the difference between both prepositions: "The whole family got together at Christmas for Uncle Benny's funeral." I would use "at" if I want to express a period of time and "for" if I want to express the reason for the action. Thanks!
December 11, 2016
December 11, 2016
Still haven’t found your answers?
Write down your questions and let the native speakers help you!
Natalia
Language Skills
English, Italian, Spanish
Learning Language
English