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    devp is offline Newbie
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    Question Rate of OR rate for

    Hello
    Which is the correct idiom 'rates for' or 'rate of'? I have read both of them.

    e.g The rate of change of speed is very rapid.

    'Suicide rates for the soldiers increased' NY Times.

    Which usage is correct or which one is more appropriate in what situation.

    Thanks !!!
    devp

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    Default Re: Rate of OR rate for

    Quote Originally Posted by devp View Post
    Hello
    Which is the correct idiom 'rates for' or 'rate of'? I have read both of them.

    e.g The rate of change of speed is very rapid.

    'Suicide rates for the soldiers increased' NY Times.

    Which usage is correct or which one is more appropriate in what situation.

    Thanks !!!
    devp
    Rate of change of speed-a physics phrase.Meaning:change of speed in a second.
    Suicide rates-suicides over a fixed period of time in a city or a region.It is a study.
    Regards,
    rj1948.

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    devp is offline Newbie
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    Default Re: Rate of OR rate for

    Hi
    Thanks for taking time to reply. I guess my question was little different. I wanted to know what are the situations where 'rate of' is more appropriate than 'rate for'. Why not 'Rate of suicide among the soldiers'?

    Thanks !!
    devp

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