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    experience of/for

    Are my prepositions correctly used in these 2 examples:

    1. The required experience of this job is at least 5 years.
    2. No applicants had the necessary experience for the job.

    Since the contexts are different, so are the relations of the experiences to the nouns following them.

    Are the prepositions correct?

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    Re: experience of/for

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    Quote Originally Posted by panicmonger View Post
    Are my prepositions correctly used in these 2 examples:

    1. The required experience of this job is at least 5 years.
    You need to use 'for' here, although it would scan better if you were to write:
    "At least 5 years' experience is required for this job"

    Quote Originally Posted by panicmonger View Post
    2. No applicants had the necessary experience for the job.
    This is fine.

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    Re: experience of/for

    Quote Originally Posted by azcl View Post
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    You need to use 'for' here, ...
    - but there are contexts where you need 'experience of. 'Applicants should have at least two years' experience of classroom teaching'.

    So experience for is s pre-requisite (it's something you have to have, in order to meet some requirement).

    Experience [U][of/U] refers to something you have actually done. Other prepositions are also possible -for example 'experience in stressful positions', or 'experience under stress'.

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    Re: experience of/for

    Do you accept both of them?
    1. experience for classroom teaching
    2. experience of classroom teaching

    I really don't know which one is correct because I have heard of both of them quite often.
    'for' and 'of' sometimes can be interchangeable, that's why it is difficult for me.

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    Re: experience of/for

    How about 'the experience requirement of the job'?
    Is 'of' used correctly?
    Thank you.

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    Re: experience of/for

    Quote Originally Posted by panicmonger View Post
    Do you accept both of them?
    1. experience for classroom teaching
    2. experience of classroom teaching

    I really don't know which one is correct because I have heard of both of them quite often.
    'for' and 'of' sometimes can be interchangeable, that's why it is difficult for me.

    Thank you,
    Did you read BobK's post, post #3?

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    Re: experience of/for

    Quote Originally Posted by panicmonger View Post
    Do you accept both of them?
    1. experience for classroom teaching
    2. experience of classroom teaching

    I really don't know which one is correct because I have heard of both of them quite often.
    'for' and 'of' sometimes can be interchangeable, that's why it is difficult for me.

    Thank you,
    I accept one or the other in its proper context. Experience of is about what you have done in the past. So a teacher might say 'I have two years' experience of classroom teaching, but I need four for this job.'

    The potential employer might have said 'You need four years' experience for this job. The 'of' relates to the nature of the experience, and the 'for' relates to the job. They may both be relevant and used in a situation, but they are not interchangeable.

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