Most of the times we use our mobile phones, computers, and laptops for correcting our grammatical mistakes. This however, has some drawbacks, which we face when we are in a situation to write on our own, without the help of any gadget. We often make silly mistakes related to common prepositions like to, for, of, and on. Although there is no specific rule for preposition, but I will try to elaborate on the usage of these prepositions so that you can use it correctly in your writing essay.

To vs For

What do you write when you are asked to find the correct sentence

a. We use mobile to talk to others
b. We use mobile for talking to others

Did you find any difference? Both means the same, but check the use of “to” in sentence “a”. Before talk which is an adjective and to is used to point to someone, some group or some object. Here “for” is
also used before talk+ing which is a verb and it tells us about the use of a thought, reason or a purpose.

To vs Of

What do you write when you are asked to find the correct sentence

a. We use mobile to talk to others
b. We use mobile of company to talk to others

In sentence “a.” we can see clearly the use of “to” preposition as mentioned in the previous example. Here we can see that we use “of” when something belongs to a person, thought or an object. It defines how a relation between two entities is bounded by associating it as a part of it.

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