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Ivan Fadeev
Posted: Friday, April 16, 2021 8:53:59 AM

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I changed my coat to a new one.
I changed my coat for a new one.

Both correct? Or not?
FounDit
Posted: Friday, April 16, 2021 12:20:40 PM

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Ivan Fadeev wrote:
I changed my coat to a new one.
I changed my coat for a new one.

Both correct? Or not?

Not really. The first one conveys the idea you changed your old coat into a new coat. Perhaps Harry Potter can do that, but I don't think any of us can. We usually say, 'I changed coats. I put on a new one".

In the second one, you would say the same thing, but if you mean to say you bought a new one, we'd normally say, "I swapped/exchanged my coat for a new one" (you didn't exchange it at the store, you simply decided to do it yourself), or simply, "I bought a new one".
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