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    An Interesting Argument between "but" and "for"

    Hi,

    I do agree that "but" is more appropriate in the following sentence, but is "for" wrong to use if one really means certainty not contrast?

    He is slow but/for sure.

    And will "for" function as a preposition or as a conjunction?

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    Re: An Interesting Argument between "but" and "for"

    He is slow for sure. <certainly; unquestionably>

    for = preposition

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    Re: An Interesting Argument between "but" and "for"

    Quote Originally Posted by Soup View Post
    He is slow for sure. <certainly; unquestionably>

    for = preposition
    Thank you for your affirmation, Soup.

    Couldn't the line in any way be grayed here and 'for' be argued as a conjunction also?

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    Re: An Interesting Argument between "but" and "for"

    Nope. For sure is a set phrase meaning unquestionably.

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