A big steak was brought to/for Fred

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younghon

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Korean - Korea
Q: In the below passive sentence, I wonder we can use the preposition 'for' instead of the preposition 'to'. Thanks in advance.

The waiter brought Fred a big steak.

Passive ➔ A big steak was brought to/for Fred (by the waiter).
 
  • Hermione Golightly

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    British English
    If you use 'for' it doesn't mean that Fred was actually there. "Lots of presents have been donated for the orphan children. Santa will give one to each child."
     
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