I'm trying to give this to my neighbour - this is the only sentence that makes sence to me.diogerepus said:
This is for with the meaning: 2. "intended to belong to ...." Dictionary.comI think I’ve understood this point, but speaking about this topic, I’ve recently
listenedheard, byfrom one of my teachers -a non-native one- a bit different position.
AmongIn the context of an informal conversation with a friend, as I’m pointing out a pencil which could be the accurate preposition of these ones:
1. This is for you.
2. This one is to you.
Hi Cagey.Response to post #6.
This is for with the meaning: 2. "intended to belong to ...." Dictionary.com
The preposition to is more likely to be used with verbs implying motion: "I give/ hand/ pass/ the pencil to you."
However, English prepositions are tricky, as we know, and this rule may not cover all cases.
Ok, I don't know if any of you guys meant to say it like this, but this is what you are saying diogerepus in each sentence: