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Difference of usage between 'of' and 'for'



 
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Difference of usage between 'of' and 'for' #1 (permalink) Fri Oct 13, 2006 22:49 pm   Difference of usage between 'of' and 'for'
 

English Grammar Tests, Elementary Level

ESL/EFL Test #91 "Using Prepositions", question 7

Such bad behavior is typical ......... the spoiled child.

(a) for
(b) with
(c) about
(d) of

English Grammar Tests, Elementary Level

ESL/EFL Test #91 "Using Prepositions", answer 7

Such bad behavior is typical of the spoiled child.

Correct answer: (d) of

Your answer was: incorrect
Such bad behavior is typical for the spoiled child.
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please explain the diffrence of usage between 'of' and 'for' , thanks.

peter
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Typical of/for #2 (permalink) Sat Oct 14, 2006 14:56 pm   Typical of/for
 

Use typical of in such constructions: This behaviour is typical of children.

But we can say typical for in structures such as the following: It's typical for children to behave this way.
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Difference of usage between 'of' and 'for' #3 (permalink) Thu Jul 16, 2009 13:03 pm   Difference of usage between 'of' and 'for'
 

Hey there!
Is there any grammar rule behind it or is that just the way people commonly use the words?

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