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Making Sense of Grammar
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To 是源于空间位移的“方向标”,明确表示从A转移到B的对象。

For不是空间关系,而是角色关系,明确表示事件的受益者。

例:

1) I sent a card to my mom.

2) I baked a cake for my mom.

例(1)中to表示“给谁”,例(2)中表示“为谁/让谁受益”。
answered Oct 3, 2020 by Mickey (7,400 points)

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