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Are you one of the many students who finds these two prepositions a little tricky? Here are some general uses and a small quiz to help you start to get these prepositions straight.


OF

Of is usually used to talk:

  • about belonging and possession 
  • with partitive expressions (a loaf of bread, a cup of water, etc)
  • using idiomatic expressions and common collocations

FOR

For is usually used to talk:

  • about a purpose or reason
  • about a use of an object
  • about time duration
  • using idiomatic expressions and common collocations

Take the preposition quiz below to see if you have mastered these two prepositions.

Question 1

What is that thing? It looks like some kind ___ insect!




Question 2

He is a friend ___ a friend.




Question 3

They were so proud ___ their daughter's achievements.




Question 4

No, I insist. Please let me pay ___ dinner!




Question 5

I have a lot ___ respect ___ him.




Question 6

The criminal should be liable ___ his mistakes.




Question 7

Wow! Look how strong Bong-soon is! She is capable ___ lifting all those boxes by herself!




Question 8

Can you get some paper ___ the printer from the supply closet?




Question 9

Well, ___ one thing, this product is a lot cheaper than the other one.




Question 10

What do you do ___ work?





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