Everyone likes to relax and it’s something that we often talk about with our colleagues – or English teacher – on Monday after our weekend. Therefore, it’s important to get our phrasing correct.
We cannot say, “For relax”. Relax is not a noun, it is a verb. We have to say ‘to relax’. So, in the above example, we might say, “To relax, I like to spend time with friends.”
If you want to use the noun, then you need to use the word ‘relaxation’. So, another way of correcting this week’s wrong sentence is, “For relaxation, I like to spend time with friends.”
Here are both correct uses put together in a short dialogue:
A: You’re always working so hard. What do you do for relaxation?
B: That’s easy, to relax I get as far away from work as possible and have a large glass of wine!