a plan for becoming a star

azz

Senior Member
armenian
Can one say
a. I did not go along with his plan to make me a star.
b. I did not go along with his plan for me to become a star.
c. I did not go along with his plan so that I would become a star.
d. I did not go along with his plan for making me a star.
e. I did not go along with his plan for becoming a star.

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The sentences are mine.

My feeling is that (a) is clear. (d) seems acceptable to me and so does (b).
In (e) one has the feeling that he wants to become a star and I do not help him.


The problem with (c) and to some extent even (b) is that one can't tell if:
1. He had a plan that would make me a star and I did not go along with that plan.
or
2. In order to become a star, I did not go along with his plan.

Many thanks.
 
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  • Myridon

    Senior Member
    English - US
    c) is another unexpected meaning. It seems that following his plan would have prevented me from becoming a star.
     
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