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    Hi all,

    I have this sentence which I am confused with which preposition to use.

    1. "She then sold them and earned $5.25 for each book."
    2. "She then sold them and earned $5.25 from each book."

    or should the whole sentence be re-constructed? Personally, I felt that it should be

    "She then sold them and earned $5.25 for each book sold." or
    "She then sold them and earned $5.25 from the sale of each book."

    But that would make the sentence sounds a mouthful with 2 "sold" used. Please help!!
    Last edited by aaronhee; 26-Jan-2011 at 13:43. Reason: to add on something

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    Quote Originally Posted by aaronhee View Post
    Hi all,

    I have this sentence which I am confused with which preposition to use.

    1. "She then sold them and earned $5.25 for each book."
    2. "She then sold them and earned $5.25 from each book."

    or should the whole sentence be re-constructed? Personally, I felt that it should be

    "She then sold them and earned $5.25 for each book sold." or
    "She then sold them and earned $5.25 from the sale of each book."

    But that would make the sentence sounds a mouthful with 2 "sold" used. Please help!!
    If she sold the books for $5.25 each, say "She then sold the books for $5.25 each".
    If she made a profit of $5.25 on each book, say "She then sold them and made (a profit of) $5.25 on each book".

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