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    Question What's the difference between "evidence of " and "evidence for"?

    As title.

    I searched by google, I find,

    evidence for human evolution ; (many ...)
    evidence of water ; (many ...)

    It seems that "evidence for" is used with something changing, evolving, etc, a king of duration. But 'evidence of' is used with a specific things, such as "water" etc, And I also looked up Webster (v1913), it says "evidence of" somthing and 'evidence for Crown' ....

    Who knows the real?
    thanks:)

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    Re: What's the difference between "evidence of " and "evidence for"?

    Welcome, cleardays.

    evidence (noun) <Click on the blue words>
    A thing or things helpful in forming a conclusion or judgment:

    Ex: Scientists weigh the evidence for a hypothesis.
    => evidence for means, evidence in support of something

    Ex: Scientists weigh the evidence of God.
    => evidence of means, evidence that something exists

    Does that help?


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    Re: What's the difference between "evidence of " and "evidence for"?

    Thanks! that's the exact answer I want.

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    Re: What's the difference between "evidence of " and "evidence for"?

    You're most welcome.

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