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09 / 03 / 2006

FOR GERUND: meaning and examples

Good morning, Yesterday we explained that you use TO INFINITIVE VERB when you want to indicate the purpose of an action. Today we will contrast this structure with FOR GERUND. FOR GERUND We use FOR GERUND to say WHAT an object is used FOR. It explains the PURPOSE of an object. This structure is used after a noun or an indefinite pronoun (something, anything etc.): NOUN/PRONOUN FOR GERUND Example 1: A corkscrew is a tool for opening bottles of wine. Example 2: I was given a computer program for organizing my digital photos, but I haven't learned how to use it yet. Example 3: Children! Food is for eating, not throwing on the floor! Remember that the Daily Vitamin Plus! forum section on our website is for posting questions about today's Daily Vitamin. If you have any questions about how to use the Daily Vitamin Plus! section or would like to receive a Daily Vitamin Plus! manual, please don't hesitate to contact us. Enjoy your day!

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