substitute for

Brian Hitchcock brianhi at SKECHERS.COM
Thu Dec 26 21:10:11 UTC 2013

And this
-> (anti-conventional) I am looking to substitute oil in home made salad
dressings but still maintain the consistency.

With the last sentence, how else would you say it? "substitute something
for oil"? The writer's version sounds fine to me, and once you allow that
and add in benefactive "for," you wind up with the "carbohydrates"
sentence below.

--> I would say "I am looking to replace oil in home-made salad dressings,
but still maintain the consistency."

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