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    to offer something <to/for> someone

    Hi, there
    Should I say "to offer something to someone" or "to offer something for someone"? Which is the difference?
    Last edited by velisarius; 26th October 2014 at 9:01 PM. Reason: Abbreviations to be written in full

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    Re: Should I say"to offer sth to someone" or "to offer sth for .

    To offer someone something would be best. I offered Mr Smith £3,000 for the car. You can't offer something for someone unless you're buying the person - as a slave, presumably.

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    Re: to offer something <to/for> someone

    Thank you very much, rhitagawr.

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