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Tara2
Posted: Tuesday, January 9, 2018 8:30:17 AM

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Hi
I know the #1 is correct but I'd like to know why #2 is wrong.
what is the grammatical reason?
1. Thanks for inviting me to your party.
2. Thanks to inviting me for your party
Drag0nspeaker
Posted: Tuesday, January 9, 2018 8:34:37 AM

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Hi Tara!

No you cannot exchange them.

The grammar reason is that #2 does not mean anything.

The purpose of grammar is to describe how people speak and make sentences.
No-one speaks like that, so it is not grammatical.


Wyrd bið ful aræd - bull!
Romany
Posted: Tuesday, January 9, 2018 8:35:15 AM
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You give thanks TO a person or organisation:"Thanks to Survivor's Network for their help." "Thanks to Mrs. Aintree who decorated the room." "Thanks to my parents for all they have done."

You give thanks FOR an action: "Thanks for coming." "Thanks for saving me." "Thanks for inviting me."
Tara2
Posted: Tuesday, January 9, 2018 8:37:24 AM

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Drag0nspeaker wrote:
Hi Tara!

No you cannot exchange them.

The grammar reason is that #2 does not mean anything.

The purpose of grammar is to describe how people speak and make sentences.
No-one speaks like that, so it is not grammatical.

Thanks so much Drag0nspeaker
Tara2
Posted: Tuesday, January 9, 2018 8:37:52 AM

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Romany wrote:
You give thanks TO a person or organisation:"Thanks to Survivor's Network for their help." "Thanks to Mrs. Aintree who decorated the room." "Thanks to my parents for all they have done."

You give thanks FOR an action: "Thanks for coming." "Thanks for saving me." "Thanks for inviting me."

Thanks so much Romany.
coag
Posted: Tuesday, January 9, 2018 11:33:56 AM

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Drag0nspeaker wrote:
No-one speaks like that, so it is not grammatical.

A nontraditional approach to grammar. Thanks for this, Drag0nspeaker. This was my first laugh of the day.
Drag0nspeaker
Posted: Tuesday, January 9, 2018 11:58:38 AM

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coag wrote:
A nontraditional approach to grammar. Thanks for this, Drag0nspeaker. This was my first laugh of the day.

Oh, I don't know . . .

Grammar is . . .

grammar n.
1. the study of the way the sentences of a language are constructed, esp. the study of morphology and syntax.


If you write that in simpler English, it's "a STUDY of the way people speak and write, especially the patterns used, and the way phrases are used to produce meaningful communication".

If someone uses a pattern which others don't understand or phrases which don't make sense, no meaningful communication can occur, so it's not grammatical.

Simples!



Wyrd bið ful aræd - bull!
coag
Posted: Tuesday, January 9, 2018 1:42:37 PM

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I tend to agree with you on the question of grammar. It's just the simplicity and brevity of the explanation in your sentence that made me laugh.

Have a nice day.
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