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    Default charged for / with sedition

    In 1953, he met former prime minister Lee Kuan Yew, then a young lawyer, helping to defend some university students charged for sedition by the British.

    The above sentence is from a local newspaper. Why is 'for' used? Shouldn't it be 'charged with'?

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    Default Re: charged for / with sedition

    Quote Originally Posted by Tan Elaine View Post
    In 1953, he met former prime minister Lee Kuan Yew, then a young lawyer, helping to defend some university students charged for sedition by the British.

    The above sentence is from a local newspaper. Why is 'for' used? Shouldn't it be 'charged with'?

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    It should be "with".

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