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    Question for today (about preposition)

    OK, can we agree on the overall procedure for today?
    The sentence I quoted above is from a BBC teaching programme about business English for Chinese.

    I want to know why there's a preposition -for before 'today'? My teacher of English taught us there needn't to use any preposition before 'today', 'yesterday'. Is it okay if I just say, 'can we agree on the overall procedure today.'

    Thanks!

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    Re: for today (about preposition)

    Quote Originally Posted by thedaffodils View Post
    The sentence I quoted above is from a BBC teaching programme about business English for Chinese.

    I want to know why there's a preposition -for before 'today'? My teacher of English taught us there needn't to use any preposition before 'today', 'yesterday'. Is it okay if I just say, 'can we agree on the overall procedure today.'

    Thanks!
    To agree on the overall procedure today doesn't specifically mean 'today's procedure'. To agree on the overall procedure for today, means 'what we are going to do, specifically today.'

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    Re: for today (about preposition)

    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    To agree on the overall procedure today doesn't specifically mean 'today's procedure'. To agree on the overall procedure for today, means 'what we are going to do, specifically today.'
    Hi Bhaisahab,

    Thank you for your help. I got it.

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