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    Default Typical of vs typical for

    "This kind of accent is typical of Western Polan"
    You wouldn't use a preposition "for'' in this sentence, would you?

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    Default Re: Typical of vs typical for

    Quote Originally Posted by ostap77 View Post
    "This kind of accent is typical of Western Polan"
    You wouldn't use a preposition "for'' in this sentence, would you?
    ===Not a teacher===

    This kind of accent is typical Western Polan.

    or

    This kind of accent is similar to Western Polan.

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    Default Re: Typical of vs typical for

    Quote Originally Posted by 2010 View Post
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    This kind of accent is typical Western Polan.

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    This kind of accent is similar to Western Polan.
    Sorry meant ''Typical of". Guess we never say "typical for"

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    Default Re: Typical of vs typical for

    Quote Originally Posted by ostap77 View Post
    Sorry meant ''Typical of". Guess we never say "typical for"
    I have never heard a sentence with "typical of" in it. May be someone who has more expertise will be able to answer.

    But you can replace it with "similar to"; I think that is what you are trying to convey.

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    Default Re: Typical of vs typical for

    Quote Originally Posted by 2010 View Post
    I have never heard a sentence with "typical of" in it. May be someone who has more expertise will be able to answer.

    But you can replace it with "similar to"; I think that is what you are trying to convey.
    Guess "similar to" has a slightly different meaning.

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    Default Re: Typical of vs typical for

    Quote Originally Posted by ostap77 View Post
    Guess "similar to" has a slightly different meaning.
    You can say, "This sort of behaviour is typical of you" for example. "Typical of" is fine.

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