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    Default Regarding 'for' and 'of' preposition

    Sentence: "I am glad to know that you have added four new anti-virus participants in your test for/of the best anti-virus."

    My question: Which preposition, for or of, would be correct in the sentence mentioned above ?


    ***My own sense is both would be correct but I'm getting confused by their meanings. That's why I'm seeking your help. So please answer this question along with the meaning that the preposition would make.


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    Default Re: Regarding 'for' and 'of' preposition

    Quote Originally Posted by razer View Post
    Sentence: "I am glad to know that you have added four new anti-virus participants in your test for/of the best anti-virus."

    My question: Which preposition, for or of, would be correct in the sentence mentioned above ?


    ***My own sense is both would be correct but I'm getting confused by their meanings. That's why I'm seeking your help. So please answer this question along with the meaning that the preposition would make.


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    "I am glad to know that you have added four new anti-virus participants in your test for/of the best anti-virus."
    Firstly, I would suggest "...to your tests...". Secondly, I would suggest "...to find the best anti-virus..." In fact I would rewrite the whole sentence.

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    Default Re: Regarding 'for' and 'of' preposition

    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    In fact I would rewrite the whole sentence.
    What about "participants"? I think, but I'm not sure a hundred percent, people participate in something, not softwares.

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    Default Re: Regarding 'for' and 'of' preposition

    Anti-virus which fight the viruses are like living things (participants) too I guess.
    Anti-virus software would be clear to everybody.

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