Today’s word of the day is the preposition "for." Prepositions are those little words that everyone has trouble with when studying English. I recommend that you visit the prepositions section regularly to learn how various prepositions are used in sentences. Some prepositions, such as "for," have so many different applications, reading and listening is the best way to learn about them.
When used as a preposition, "for" tells about an action taken on someone else’s behalf, or it explains for what reason something is done or why something exists:
Who are these flowers for?
Sometimes the word "for" means that a person supports a position:
Although sentences and questions are not supposed to end with a preposition, it’s a fairly common practice in American English:
They’re going for a ride.
The word "for" is found in some common expressions often heard when a person is dealing with frustration:
"For" is often used with words such as "sure," "real," and "certain" when asking about possibility.
Here are some more examples for the word "for."
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July 12, 2014