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    Is this sentence correct

    Which sentence is correct?

    Here is the information you requested on the following policy:
    Lloyd T. Lamb's New York Life Policy No. 42503851.

    or

    Here is the information you requested for the following policy:
    Lloyd T. Lamb's New York Life Policy No. 42503851.

    Are there any rules of thumb about when to use "on" vs "for"?

    Thanks in advance for your help.

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    Re: Is this sentence correct

    I know of no distinction here.

    I do know a rule of thumb about using that expression, however. It comes from an ancient rule that it was all right to beat your wife with a stick, as long as the stick was no thicker than your thumb. Therefore, it's not a politically correct expression to use any more.

    But don't worry. Not too many women know that!

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