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    Question typical

    hello

    can we say: It's typical for/of me. ?
    What is the difference between these two prepositions used with "typical"?
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    Re: typical

    "It's typical of me" means it's my usual behaviour, however it's not entirely natural to say something is typical of oneself, rather a native would use "typical of" to describe someone else.

    "It's typical for me" means...I don't know, in all honesty. I suppose you could say "It's typical for me to get a fine just as I was about to get to the car".

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    Re: typical

    Quote Originally Posted by ScarlettBegoni View Post
    hello

    can we say: It's typical for/of me. ?
    What is the difference between these two prepositions used with "typical"?
    Thanks.
    "Typical of me" can usually stand alone as a statement in response. for example, to someone's observation such as, (A) "Do you always wear sunglasses even on cloudy days?" (B) "It's typical of me." Whereas, "typical for me" would usually be followed by some explanation of what or why the behavior is typical as in, "It's typical for me to wear sunglasses even on cloudy days".

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