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    NEELAM BARTWAL is offline Newbie
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    use of in and on

    He was for parking his car in a no parking area.

    why we used here for and in in underlined place. why we didn't use on in place of "in"
    plz give the clarification as soon as possible. thank you

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    Re: use of in and on

    Quote Originally Posted by NEELAM BARTWAL View Post
    He was for parking his car in a no parking area.

    Why we is "for" used here for and, in in the underlined place, why we didn't the writer use "on" in place of "in"?

    plz give the clarification as soon as possible. Thank you.
    Welcome to the forum.

    "To be for doing something" is a particularly Irish construction. It means that the person was about to do it, happy to do it, likely to do it, liable to do it, possibly was known for frequently doing it. My Irish ex-flatmate used to say "I'm for going out for a few drinks tonight. How about you?" She meant "I feel like going out for a few drinks this evening. Do you feel like doing the same?"
    We use "in" because the "no parking area" is an area with boundaries, so the car would be "inside" that area.

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    SoothingDave is offline VIP Member
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    Re: use of in and on

    Is there any context to this sentence. I'm not sure how someone would be "for" illegal parking.

    You park "in" an area, not "on."

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