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Polls in Wisconsin and Ohio bring some good news for Joe Biden.


Could I substitute to for for, as in Bring a cup of tea to me?

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anonymousto ... for

'to' is directional; 'for' is benefactive. In other words, 'to' tells the direction of a motion; 'for' says who benefits.

The sentence about polls needs the benefactive 'for'.

CJ

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anonymousCould I substitute to for for, as in Bring a cup of tea to me?

No. "Bring" is literal when it comes to tea. "Bring" is figurative for Biden, and "to" makes it literal.

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