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    Dear teachers...

    Could you please point out the difference between these two?

    My appartment is half paid.
    My appartment is half paid for.

    Many thanks.

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    My appartment is half paid.
    My appartment is half paid for.



    Better: My apartment rent is half paid.
    or

    The lease on my apartment is half paid.

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    When do we need to use 'for'?

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    Exclamation Re: paid for

    Quote Originally Posted by Offroad View Post
    When do we need to use 'for'?

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    For’ is basically used as a preposition, so normally it is followed by a noun, pronoun or a noun phrase, as:
    What can I do for you?
    I have paid $100 for that dress.
    He spoke for all the members.
    It can used as idiom without being followed by a noun etc. There are a few idioms in use. Here are two:
    That rude remark was uncalled for. (=not required)
    See this conversation:
    A: Hey! What are you doing?
    B: I am trying to break the seal of this box.
    A: What are you doing that for? (=Why?)
    Last edited by sarat_106; 25-Feb-2010 at 04:32.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Offroad View Post
    When do we need to use 'for'?

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    If you are buying the appartment with a loan from the bank and you have paid half of the loan, you could say that your appartment is "half paid for". this would be a very common way to express it in BrE.

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