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    Are "for" and "of" interchangeable in the following cases?

    We had two orders of pizza.
    We placed an order for a new computer.

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    Default Re: an order for/of

    Quote Originally Posted by Snappy View Post
    Are "for" and "of" interchangeable in the following cases?

    We had two orders of pizza.
    We placed an order for a new computer.
    If you change "of" to "for" in the first sentence it would be a correct sentence but would have a different meaning, you could say it if, for example, you run a restaurant and last night you had two customers who ordered pizza.
    The second sentence would just be incorrect.

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