"for" = of

Joel S. Berson Berson at ATT.NET
Fri Dec 11 16:15:46 UTC 2009

At 12/11/2009 09:45 AM, Charles Doyle wrote:
>Yeah, but are Mark's and Jonathan's lucid and elegant explanations
>OF or FOR the distinction?
>(Thus, we can imagine a student in a geography class, taking a test,
>who gives the wrong "capital for Kuwait.")

I think it's the careless *crossword-puzzle solver* who gives  the
wrong "capital for Italy."  (It's not true that "For [of?] all
countries, its capitol has the same number of letters as its [old or
new] capital.")


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