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"headed for" and "heading to" I am kind of confused about the usage of "is headed for" and "is heading to" I am heading to a restaurant. I was supposed to be headed for LA. so, if I say: I am headed for a restaurant, or I was supposed to be heading to LA. is it right or wrong? Thanks a lot.
Oct 12, 2018 6:55 AM
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I think they are not together; heading to/for and headed to/for are possible I'm heading = my action, I'm going there now. I'm headed = the direction (maybe not chosen by me) As Phil said, 'for' is a general direction of a journey, 'to' is for a specific destination
October 12, 2018
It wouldn’t be wrong to reverse them, but your sentences work best as written. Explanation: “headed to” includes the expectation of arrival, while “headed for” puts more emphasis on the journey itself. In “I am heading to a restaurant,” we can be fairly certain of arriving at the restaurant, but in “I was supposed to be headed for LA,” it seems that the journey didn’t even get started.
October 12, 2018
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