#EngTrivia: “to” vs “for” (expressing purpose)


  1. ‘To’ digunakan dengan kata kerja (verb).
    • Contoh:
      • “We used the projector to show a movie.”
  2. ‘To’ digunakan jika terjadi perpindahan.
    • Contoh:
      • “I give my pencil to her.”
  3. ‘To’ juga digunakan untuk menyatakan tujuan (tempat).
    • Contoh:
      • We are heading to London in two weeks.


  1. ‘For’ untuk menyatakan kebaikan/manfaat/kepentingan.
    • Contoh:
      • “I will do that for you.”
      • “He sent the book for me.”
  2. ‘For’ menyatakan tujuan/maksud/kegunaan tertentu.
    • Contoh:
      • “This brush is for painting.”

Compiled and written by @ChatrineYK at @EnglishTips4U on November Tuesday, 29, 2011



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