The grammar of "for" & "to" in Chinese using verb-gei 给 compounds

The word 给 (gěi) is often used in Mandarin Chinese as a preposition meaning “for” or “to”. In other words, 给 can be used to talk about doing something for someone or to someone. One way to do this is with so-called verb-给 compounds which simply means is a verb immediately followed by 给.  A fine posting of this topic is at this link:

                   http://chinesegrammar.info/structure/gei3-directly-after-verb/      

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