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    #1

    in ./. for

    Let's buy a bottle of champagne in/for celebration of her safe arrival.

    Sometimes, we can use "in" instead of 'for' to mean the reason/cause.
    Am I right about it?
    Thank you.

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    #2

    Re: in ./. for

    Yes.

    You should always use 'in celebration of' (or 'to celebrate').

    Rover

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    #3

    Re: in ./. for

    Where 'celebration' is used as an approximate synonym for 'function, party, etc', you could say 'for the celebration'. It would then be inappropriate to add 'of her safe arrival'.

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