for him to see

azz

Senior Member
armenian
a. I pushed him into the room for him to see the damage his son had done there.
b. I pushed him into the room to see the damage his son had done there.

c. The coach pushed us to our limits for us to become the best we could become.

d, The coach pushed us to our limits to become the best we could become.

Are the above sentences grammatically correct and meaningful?

In (b), one could think that I am to see the damage his son had done. That would be an absurd interpretation and is not the one I have in mind.

Many thanks
 
  • lingobingo

    Senior Member
    English - England
    Neither “for him” nor “for us” is necessary. Both additions sound odd. It’s extremely unlikely that anyone would misinterpret either b or d.
     
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