To vs. For

Use TO in these cases:

Destination  – “We’re going TO Korea.”

What time it is  – “It’s quarter TO 2PM.”

Distance – “It’s about five miles from my house TO the university.”

Comparing – “I prefer sleeping TO working.” 


Use FOR in these cases: 

Benefits – “Yogurt is good FOR your digestion.”

Period of time – “We’ve lived here FOR two years.”

Schedule – “I made an appointment FOR tomorrow.”

Agreeing with something – “Are you FOR or against the development of this new apartment complex?”

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