• I took a class for becoming a tour guide.
  • I took a class to become a tour guide.

Which one is more natural of saying?

  • "I took a class to become a tour guide" sounds better to me
    – Riolku
    Feb 20, 2022 at 1:44

1 Answer 1


...to become a tour guide. (NOT for becoming a tour guide)

We don't use 'for' before a verb to talk about purpose. Instead, we use to + infinitive.

She went to Canada to attend the conference. He is studying everyday to improve his English. I am going to New York to visit my grandmother.

[[ We can use for before a noun to talk about a purpose.

I went to Paris for an interview. He went to the pub for a drink. He is studying hard for the exam.

We can use ๐—ณ๐—ผ๐—ฟ before a verb to talk about the purpose of a thing. (the reason why we use it)

We use an altimeter ๐—ณ๐—ผ๐—ฟ measur๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด height above sea level. That stuff is (used) ๐—ณ๐—ผ๐—ฟ clean๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด leather. The garden shears are used ๐—ณ๐—ผ๐—ฟ clip๐—ฝ๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด the hedge. He wears these old trousers ๐—ณ๐—ผ๐—ฟ paint๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด.]]


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