For As A Preposition
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This word has many meanings including the following:
For: intended to belong to
- This letter is for you.
- Reserve a seat for me.
For: in place of
- I offer you new lamps for old.
For: in defence of; in favour of
- He fought for his country.
- Are you for or against the proposal?
For: as far as, as long as
- We walked for five kilometres.
- They waited for two hours.
For: towards; indicating destination
- They sailed for the pacific.
- A train for London
For: because of
- They could not see for smoke.
For: at a cost of
- You can buy this for $1.
For: indicating purpose
- Let us go for a walk.
- What is this tool for?
- They chose him for their leader.
For: indicating liking, suitability, skill etc.
- She has a good year for music.
- Junk food is bad for health.
Sections in this article
Expressions without prepositions
Prepositions at the end of clauses
Prepositions: some useful points
Common prepositions: usage
Exclamations: common errors
Common mistakes with pronouns - Part 2
Common errors with adjectives - part 1
Common errors with adjectives - part 2