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  1. beachboy's Avatar
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    For

    "For all the girls Ive already met, I thought I would write a few words about....".
    What does this for mean? Because of? How can I rephrase this sentence?

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    Re: For

    Quote Originally Posted by beachboy View Post
    "For all the girls Ive already met, I thought I would write a few words about....".
    What does this for mean? Because of? How can I rephrase this sentence?
    No, it doesn't mean "because of". If I say to you "I bought this gift for you" what do you think "for" means?

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    Re: For

    For has a lot of meanings. For all the girls Ive already met, I thought I would write a few words about....". In the previous sentence, it means:
    with respect to/expressing a wish.

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    Re: For

    Oxford for advanced learners`says that for can mean, among many things, both because of and in spite of. In this dictionary Ive found sentences like For all his wealth and fame, hes a very lonely man, which sounds dubious to me. I feel a bit confused...
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    Re: For

    Quote Originally Posted by beachboy View Post
    Oxford for advanced learners`say that for can mean, among many things, both because of and in spite of. In this dictionary Ive found sentences like For all his wealth and fame, hes a very lonely man, which sounds dubious to me. I feel a bit confused...
    Yes, this is surely dubious, as well as your original first sentence.
    You need context to understand it. It is a well know fact that language, be it English or any other one, is not perfect. Context, context!

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