Lesson: Verb Tense - Intro and Simple Tenses

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Brent,

At 3:04 it wouldn't be "I will buy your dinner" insted of "I will buy you dinner"

In addition, thanks for all the great lessons!
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Great question!

I'm pretty sure that this issue would never come up on the GMAT, since it's just commonly accepted that "I will buy you dinner" is the same as saying "I will buy a dinner for you to eat."

"I will buy your dinner" is ambiguous, because it's unclear who will eat the dinner. For example, if I say, "I will buy your car," it's unlikely that I will then give you the car.

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