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of/ for please help me. #1 (permalink) Mon Nov 13, 2017 17:35 pm   of/ for please help me.
 

1. I admire Peter of/ for his intelligence. Please explain how to help me understand better?
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of/ for please help me. #2 (permalink) Mon Nov 13, 2017 19:11 pm   of/ for please help me.
 

I found this good list of the various meanings of "of" and "for"

These are various meanings of the term ‘for’:

- in place of
- instead of
- in defense of
- in favor of
- with the aim, or for the purpose of
- in order to be, become, get, have, keep, etc.
- meant to be received by
- to be used in
- with regard to
- considering the general nature of
- corresponding to
- at the price of

These are various meanings of the term ‘of’:

- derived or coming from
- resulting from or caused by
- at a distance from or apart from (a specified reference point)
- relieved or separated from
- belonging to
- with reference to


"I admire Peter for his intelligence." Is the correct answer. In this case "for" means "with regard to". You can see that none of the meanings of "of" here will work in the sentence. I think what might be confusing you is that we can correctly say "I admire the intelligence of Peter." But here the object is different, the intelligence belongs to Peter, so "of" is correct in this case.
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of/ for please help me. #3 (permalink) Tue Nov 14, 2017 17:20 pm   of/ for please help me.
 

The word 'for' can be both preposition and conjunction and in its conjunction sense it suggests 'because' . In your phrase 'admire someone for' indicates that the admiration is because of his intelligence.
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