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    Default symbols - of or for?

    Hi everybody,

    Could someone tell me whether it is possible to say that something is a "deliberate symbol for social status" ? Or do I have to use "of" instead of "for"?

    Thanks a lot.

    Regards,
    Anna-Lena

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    Default Re: symbols - of or for?

    You'd better say for

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    Default Re: symbols - of or for?

    Symbols are symbolic of something.

    A blue light is the symbol of the police.
    A raised fist is a symbol of solidarity.
    A twelve-cylinder BMW is a deliberate symbol of social status.

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    Default Re: symbols - of or for?

    Thanks Mykwyner. These are very good examples.

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