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    Equivalent To and Equivalent For

    Can you please differentiate between Equivalent To and Equivalent For. Sometimes I get confused whether to use TO or FOR.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Deepsi View Post
    Can you please differentiate between Equivalent To and Equivalent For. Sometimes I get confused whether to use TO or FOR.
    When you want use it as adjective to equate some thing equal in value, measure, force, effect, significance, etc. use equivalent to which is common:
    Is $50 equivalent to about 30?
    His silence is equivalent to an admission of guilt.

    When used as noun you have choose an appropriate preposition to match the temporal meaning, as:
    This word has no equivalent in French.
    Find out the equivalent of 5km in miles
    Get me some information on how to substitute equivalent for buttermilk
    Last edited by sarat_106; 15-Sep-2009 at 11:47.

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    Re: Equivalent To and Equivalent For

    Got it
    "1 USD is equivalent for 50 Rs" is wrong right? It should always be equivalent to.

    Thanks a lot

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