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alexlearner Sep 3rd, 2016 11:46 pm

choice of words
I am looking for the right word in the two similar sentences below.

(1) Every day, I shop at XYZ and buy fruit.

(2) Every day, I shop at XYZ for fruit.

In (1), I am using the verbs, to shop and to buy, which have similar meanings. Is it grammatically wrong to put them in one sentence?

In (2), is it wrong to say, "shop for something"?

I think there is a problem with the choice of my words. Please explain it. Thanks a lot.

susan53 Sep 6th, 2016 05:42 am

Re: choice of words
Both are absolutely fine.
"shop" and "buy" are in no way incompatible, and "for" is the correct preposition to follow "shop".
You can use whichever version you want to.

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