Sometimes i see them in the same position . I think they both mean "for".. Please explain to me .. For example: 结力量来捍卫和平 ; 每到换李或者节假日的时候,各大商场都会举办一些活动来吸引顾客。

  • Questions like these are much easier to answer if you provide an example or two!
    – Olle Linge
    Mar 30, 2023 at 11:04
  • 举办一些活动来吸引顾客 and 为吸引顾客而举办一些活动。
    – PdotWang
    Mar 30, 2023 at 15:37

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举办一些活动来吸引顾客 and 为吸引顾客而举办一些活动, are two different sentence structures, but the same meaning.

In 举办一些活动来吸引顾客, can be translated as "to do", which means "for the purpose of".

举办一些活动来吸引顾客。= They have promotions to attract customers.

In 为吸引顾客而举办一些活动, directly indicates the purpose of doing something.

为吸引顾客而举办一些活动。 = For the purpose of attracting more customers, they will have promotions today.

Yes, they both mean "for the purpose".

为。。。而。。。is a very useful sentence structure. For example,

爸爸为了养家而做两份工作。= My father works two jobs to support our family.

  • Well done. A good lesson.
    – r13
    Mar 30, 2023 at 19:14
  • @PdotWang So, for expression" for the purpose of" , 为 and 来 have the same meanings , yes?
    – Tatiana
    Mar 31, 2023 at 4:53
  • 为 directly means "for the purpose of", but 来 is indirect. The basic meaning of 来 is to come, but it has other meanings. For example, 我来清理垃圾 = I am willing to clean up the trash.
    – PdotWang
    Mar 31, 2023 at 5:57

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