| #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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