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    Default reason of/for a Noun phrase

    Hi all,

    I have a simple question!

    How can I use a preposition after 'a reason'?

    for instance:

    (a) a reason for the environmental pollution

    (B) a reason of the environmental pollution

    As far as I'm concerned, I think (a) is probably correct because 'for' usually comes after a noun, reason.

    Could you please tell me the correct explanation?

    Thanks a million!

    SPoon

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    Default Re: reason of/for a Noun phrase

    of would mean,

    EX: the environmental pollution's reason

    Hope that helps.

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    Question Re: reason of/for a Noun phrase

    Quote Originally Posted by Casiopea
    of would mean,
    EX: the environmental pollution's reason
    Hope that helps.
    Would you then write
    "The reason for the disaster was engine failure, not human error" OR
    "The reason of the disaster was engine failure, not human error"?

    Nyggus

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    Default Re: reason of/for a Noun phrase

    The reason for ...

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    Casiopea! Thank you again!

    Hope you have a nice day~

    Spoon

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