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    For rehearsing

    Hi teachers!

    This is a quiz I found on the net. I understand (C) is the correct answer but wonder if (D) can be a choice. I somehow feel it's not but can't tell why. Will you tell me why?

    Sarah and Jonathan will meet this Wednesday ------- their presentation.
    (A) rehearse
    (B) rehearsing
    (C) to rehearse 
    (D) for rehearsing

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    Re: For rehearsing

    No.

    "Sarah and John will meet this Wednesday for a rehearsal of their presentation" would be the way to say it with the preposition "for".
    C is the only correct answer.
    Remember - correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing make posts much easier to read.

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    Re: For rehearsing

    At a push you could even say "Sarah and John will meet this Wednesday for the rehearsing of their presentation", but I wouldn't like it; 'a rehearsal' is much better.

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    Re: For rehearsing

    We learn something new every day!

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    Re: For rehearsing

    Thanks teachers!
    From your posts I reckon a noun form (in this case, rehearsal) with an article is suitable after "for". Am I right??

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    Re: For rehearsing

    - here, that is. In many cases an article isn't needed (e.g. '... for safety's sake').

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