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    Of or For ??

    Hi, valued teachers
    Is the preposition correctly used in each sentence?

    1) We are employing an assistant to help with the advertisement of the group's activities.

    2) a television/newspaper advertisement for a new car.

    Thank you.

    P/S: I have discovered that preposition varies with the meaning of the noun before it, even with the same noun.

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    Re: Of or For ??

    You've asked an interesting question! I've come across only "for" (what is being advertised) and "in" (where it is being advertised), and would be interested in finding out that other prepositions are possible, too.

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    Re: Of or For ??

    Yes, that's correct. The first one uses an abstract meaning of "advertisement" -- the process of making something known, while the second one is an actual print or tv advert, but something you can see.

    I would, by they way, change "help with the advertisement of the group's activities" to "help advertise the group's activities."

    Using "the advertisement of" is just wordy.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.


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