For Prepositions

A preposition is a word that is placed before a noun or noun equivalent to show its relation to some other word in the sentence.


Uses of For Prepositions


  • In the interest or to the benefit of: He did it all for his country. These mangoes are for you. Make a cup of tea for me.
  • Indicating purpose or function: He goes for a walk morning. It’s a machine for cutting hay. I draw pictures for pleasure. What did you shout at him for?
  • Indicating destination, aim, or reason: He set out for Kolkata. It’s a train for Howrah. It is a book for children. He was destined for a great future. These bicycles are for sale/hire.
  • Instead of: Substitute a noun for a verb. Will you exchange your car for a new one?
  • As the price, reward, or penalty of something: I bought a book for Rs. 200.00. He got a medal for his bravery. You can go to prison for dangerous driving
  • Indicating preparations: He prepares for the Madhyamik examination.
  • As a representative of somebody/something: I’m speaking for all the workers in this firm.
  • In defence or support of (somebody/something): Are you for or against the new tax proposals? I am all for free mixing of boys and girls.
  • (After a verb) in order to obtain (something): They searched for treasure. We asked the policeman for directions. We hope for a settlement. Send for a doctor.
  • With regard to (somebody/something)/concerning (some-body/something): We’re anxious for his safety.
  • Because of: This place is famous for its Kali temple. I couldn’t go to school for illness. “I couldn’t speak for laughing.”
  • Indicating a length of time: He stayed in Kolkata for a week.
  • Indicating liking/affection: She has no love for her children. She has a taste for music.
  • Indicating fitness: He is not fit for this work.
  • Indicating distance: We travelled for ten kilometres. The road went on for miles and miles.
  • In spite of: For all his efforts he failed in life.

Examples of For Prepositions


  • You may rest here for a short while.
  • You may read here for a few hours.
  • I have not seen him for a long time.
  • Sushil Has been learning English for the last five months.
  • He cares for none.
  • We travelled for ten kilometres.
  • The road went on for miles and miles.
  • He has sent for me.
  • They searched for treasure.
  • We asked the policeman for directions.
  • We hope for a settlement.
  • Send for a doctor.
  • He has great affection for the boy.
  • He reads for four hours at night.
  • He has gone to New York for one year.
  • He goes for a walk morning.
  • It’s a machine for cutting hay.
  • I draw pictures for pleasure.
  • What did you shout at him for?
  • He set out for Kolkata.
  • It’s a train for Howrah.
  • It is a book for children.
  • He was destined for a great future.
  • These bicycles are for sale/hire.
  • He stayed in Kolkata for a week.
  • He prepares for the Madhyamik examination.
  • This place is famous for its Kali temple.
  • I couldn’t go to school for illness.
  • “I couldn’t speak for laughing.”
  • I bought a book for Rs. 200.00.
  • He got a medal for his bravery.
  • You can go to prison for dangerous driving

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