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    Another preposition 'for' usage

    Hi, is this usage of the prepostion 'for' very uncommon: "Are you all right for money?"

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    Re: Another preposition 'for' usage

    As an NES but not a teacher, it's very common in that specific case and even with "all right" replaced by "OK"
    Whether it's grammatically correct or not, I'll leave to others.

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    Re: Another preposition 'for' usage

    Nordway, a better title would have been 'Are you all right for money?' and for your earlier post 'She's studying for a lawyer'.

    Extract from the Posting Guidelines:

    'Thread titles should include all or part of the word/phrase being discussed.'

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    Re: Another preposition 'for' usage

    The usage is very common in all sorts of contexts.

    Are you OK for money?
    We're OK for time.
    Christmas is coming up. Are you OK for pants and socks?
    It's another 20 miles. Are we all right for petrol?

    To be OK/all right for = to have enough.
    Remember - correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing make posts much easier to read.

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