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    joham is offline Key Member
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    Default She smiled for Tom

    Maybe with him for a friend she could survive the next year and a half without wanting to die. She smiled for Tom in spite of the painful cramps she was feeling deep in her belly.


    What does the preposition 'for' mean in this sentence, 'at' or 'because of' or anything?

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    Tdol is offline Editor, UsingEnglish.com
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    Default Re: She smiled for Tom

    To cheer him up, for his benefit

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