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for them all

Post by azz » Tue Oct 10, 2017 9:49 am

a. I bought two beers for them.
b. I bought two beers for five of them.
c. I bought two beers for the boys.
d. I bought two beers for all of them.
e. I bought two beers for them all.


Which could I use if I bought two beers for each of them?

Many thanks.
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Re: for them all

Post by Erik_Kowal » Tue Oct 10, 2017 2:32 pm

You couldn't use any of those variants without risking being misunderstood.

To avoid any ambiguity, you'd have to say either

"I bought each of them two beers"

or

"I bought two beers for each of them".
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