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    Hi,

    What does the "for" mean in this sentence?


    He finally sold the car for scrap metal.

    Does it mean "as"?

    Thanks a lot

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    Quote Originally Posted by Silverobama View Post
    Hi,

    What does the "for" mean in this sentence?


    He finally sold the car for scrap metal.

    Does it mean "as"?

    Thanks a lot
    Hi Silverobama,

    Yes. Go to: For | Define For at Dictionary.com (#1)

    Hope it helps.

    Greetings,

    Charliedeut

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    Re: for

    Thanks a lot,

    Can you explain a bit of the sentence?

    He sold the car because he needed scrap metal?

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    Re: for

    IMO, he sold the car because

    a) it was old and didn't work properly or

    b) he wanted to buy a new and he couldn't seel it to anyone else

    so it could only be used as scrap metal.

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    Re: for

    Thanks a lot, buddy.

    But I really don't want you to guess the possible reasons that he sold the car, can you just tell me how you understand the sentence?

    Does it mean:


    He sold the car because the car is scrap metal?

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    #6

    Re: for

    Yes,

    It's a useless car (for him), so he took it to the scrapyard to sell it as scrap metal.

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    Charliedeut

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