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First, to avoid any confusion, let's make a clear distinction between "who will read the book (who the book is for)" and "who will be pleased by the action (who the action is for)". The donatory subsidiary verbs like (-て)もらう are related to the latter. (私は)夫に娘への本を買ってもらった。 I had my husband buy a book for my daughter (for the sake of me). Here, the book ...


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