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A. Those are my contributions to the team.
B. Those are my contributions for the team.

C. Those are the contributions I made to the team.
D. Those are the contributions I made for the team.

1. Which preposition in each pair of sentences above is natural?
2. If both are fine, is there any difference? Please advise. Thanks.
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Hi,
A. Those are my contributions to the team.
B. Those are my contributions for the team.

C. Those are the contributions I made to the team.
D. Those are the contributions I made for the team.

1. Which preposition in each pair of sentences above is natural? A and C

2. If both are fine, is there any difference? Please advise. Thanks.

Clive
Thank you for your helpful response.
I'd just like to ask: are there instances where 'contribute to' or 'contributions to' is correct?
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Hi,
Thank you for your helpful response.
I'd just like to ask: are there instances where 'contribute to' or 'contributions to' is correct?

Perhaps you misunderstood my reply.

Generally speaking, 'to' is always the correct choice.

Clive
I'm sorry, Clive, my mistake.
What I meant was if there are instances were 'contribute for' and 'contribututions for' are correct. Are there any?
Hi,

Yes. People say all kinds of things.

eg I didn't think you supported OXFAM. What did you contribute for?

eg If I contribute to OXFAM, what will they use my contribution for?

Clive
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Thank you, Clive.
Cliveeg I didn't think you supported OXFAM. What did you contribute for?

eg If I contribute to OXFAM, what will they use my contribution for?
I see the combinations are possible. Can the sentences be rewritten like the following?

I didn't think you supported OXFAM. What for did you contribute?
If I contribute to OXFAM, what for will they use my contribution?

If yes, which is the preferred version: "for" right after "what" or "for" at the end of the question?
Hi,

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“eg I didn't think you supported OXFAM. What did you contribute for?

eg If I contribute to OXFAM, what will they use my contribution for?”
I see the combinations are possible. Can the sentences be rewritten like the following?
No.
'What did you do something for?' is a rather idiomatic way of saying 'Why did you do something?'

I didn't think you supported OXFAM. What for did you contribute?
If I contribute to OXFAM, what for will they use my contribution?

If yes, which is the preferred version: "for" right after "what" or "for" at the end of the question?

Let's look at a simpler example.
Tom contributed for his wife. This means that Tom contributed on behalf of his wife.

Clive
Thank you very much. Everything is clear to me now.
Again, thank you for your helpful examples.
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