Interested in Language
I recently looked at several prepositions (those are not fun to study) and realized that I couldn't quite get the difference between "love of" and "love for". What I mean is that I somehow understand the difference between the two of them in terms of their meaning, I couldn't explain that difference to someone else.
So my guess is that when it comes to "love of" -
She is the love of my life.
- the Genitive here makes the word "love" the essence of the "life" in this context.
Whereas "love for" is somehow less poetic or absolute (makes sense?)
She did that out of love for her children.
Am I right?
Last edited by 5jj; 03-Dec-2010 at 10:47. Reason: typo