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  1. Azad
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    Appropriate preposition

    Counted for or counted on?


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    Re: Appropriate preposition

    Context?

    I counted the beans for you.
    I counted on you.

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    Re: Appropriate preposition

    Quote Originally Posted by Kondorosi View Post
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    I counted the beans for you.
    I counted on you.
    Hi Kondo. How many beans make five?


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    Hi Kondo. How many beans make five?
    I do not know. That is not my department.
    Five?

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    Re: Appropriate preposition

    Quote Originally Posted by Kondorosi View Post
    I do not know. That is not my department.
    Five?
    Bean an 'alf, Bean an 'alf, 'alf a bean, bean an 'alf

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    Re: Appropriate preposition

    Quote Originally Posted by Azad View Post
    Counted for or counted on?
    Most verbs in English generally don't come with appropriate prepositions. "Count" is one of them. The correct preposition depends on the phrase that comes after it.


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    Re: Appropriate preposition

    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    Bean an 'alf, Bean an 'alf, 'alf a bean, bean an 'alf
    1.5 (= bean an alf)*3 + 0.5 (= alf a bean) = 5

    Why not 'alf a bean'*10? Or 'bean an alf'*10/3?

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    Re: Appropriate preposition

    Quote Originally Posted by Kondorosi View Post
    1.5 (= bean an alf)*3 + 0.5 (= alf a bean) = 5

    Why not 'alf a bean'*10? Or 'bean an alf'*10/3?
    Some say that on average one bean planted yields 10 beans, so it could be said that half a bean = 5.


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    Re: Appropriate preposition

    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    Some say that on average one bean planted yields 10 beans, so it could be said that half a bean = 5.
    alf a bean = 5 --> Bean an 'alf, Bean an 'alf, 'alf a bean, bean an 'alf ≠ 5

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