What are you doing for accomplish them?

henryeddy

Senior Member
Spanish - Venezuela
Hi all,

I read the following sentence somewhere:

What are you doing for accomplish them?

I wonder if that is correct, shouldn't it be What are you doing to accomplish them?

Thanks and best regards.
 
  • Glenfarclas

    Senior Member
    English (American)
    The original sentence is ungrammatical, and your version would at least be grammatical. It is impossible to tell if your version would be correct without knowing something about the context.
     

    hearbred

    New Member
    English - United States
    If one person said "I have many goals I wish to fulfill." and another replied "What are you doing to accomplish them?" it would be correct.
     

    henryeddy

    Senior Member
    Spanish - Venezuela
    Hi hearbred,

    Yes, that's an example of a context where I wanted to use that expression.

    Thank you both for your prompt answer.

    Best regards,
     
    That use of 'for' does not work, as hear said, above. But the author may have
    had something like my first example in mind.

    It works in cases like this: "I want to be a doctor."
    "What are you doing for that purpose?"

    However, "What are you doing to accomplish that purpose?"


    Hi all,

    I read the following sentence somewhere:

    What are you doing for accomplish them?

    I wonder if that is correct, shouldn't it be What are you doing to accomplish them?

    Thanks and best regards.
     
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