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
Source: English Grammar in Use (Raymond Murphy, Cambridge University Press).
Compiled by @aditriasmara at @EnglishTips4U on November 17, 2014.