in order for you to share

azz

Senior Member
armenian
a. Your parents bought this cake for you to share with your friends.
b. Your parents bought this cake for you to share it with your friends.

c. Your parents bought this cake in order for you to share with your friends.
d. Your parents bought this cake in order for you to share it with your friends.

Which of the above sentences are grammatically correct?

The sentences are mine.

I asked a similar question yesterday. In that one the structure of the sentences was different and we didn't have 'for X to'. I just wanted to see if changing the structure changed anything.

I think (a) and (d) are correct and the other two are not.

Many thanks
 
  • Cenzontle

    Senior Member
    English, U.S.
    I agree in preferring a. and c.
    "In order for you to", as in c., seems to put more emphasis on the sharing,
    as if the recipient was about to eat the entire cake, without sharing.
     
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