#GRAMMARTRIVIA: Noun + Preposition (FOR or OF)

Howdy, fellas! How’s your Monday going? I hope it’s going great! :)

Anyway, I’d like to talk about a bit of grammar now, which is ‘Noun + Preposition (FOR or OF)’. Here we go! #GrammarTrivia

1. Noun + FOR: a cheque for, a demand for, a reason for. Study the following examples. #GrammarTrivia

A cheque FOR: “They sent me a cheque FOR $750.” #GrammarTrivia

A demand FOR: “The firm closed down because there wasn’t enough demand FOR its product.” #GrammarTrivia

A reason FOR: “The train was late but nobody knew the reason FOR (not ‘reason of’) the delay.” #GrammarTrivia

2. Noun + OF: an advantage of, a cause of, a photograph of. Study the following examples. #GrammarTrivia

An advantage OF: “The advantage OF living alone is that you can do what you like.” #GrammarTrivia

A cause OF: “Nobody knows what the cause OF the explosion was.” #GrammarTrivia

A photograph OF: “She showed me some photographs OF her family.” #GrammarTrivia

Therefore, that is how we use prepositions FOR and OF after a noun. I hope this short discussion helps you. #GrammarTrivia

All in all, remember to visit http://englishtips4u.com and http://facebook.com/englishtips4u, fellas! See you! :)

Source: English Grammar in Use (Raymond Murphy, Cambridge University Press).

Compiled by @aditriasmara at @EnglishTips4U on November 17, 2014.

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