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  1. Offroad's Avatar
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    #1

    Extra 'for'?

    Dear teachers

    I saw this on a news website:

    One England fan looks to be in the doghouse with his partner when he gets back from the Ukraine after a banner was hung over a bridge declaring: 'I hope the quarter finals are worth missing our anniversary for. - Don't rush back!'

    The particle 'for' caught my attention. In my opinion it's not necessary.

    Any comment will be very much appreciated!

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    Re: Extra 'for'?

    It would sound odd to me without the "for."

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    #3

    Re: Extra 'for'?

    It's required.

    What are you missing our anniversary for?
    For what reason are you missing our anniversary?
    I am missing our anniversary for the quarter-finals of the football.
    Well, I hope the quarter-finals are worth missing our anniversary for.

    If I were the man that the sign was aimed at, I don't think I would bother going home!
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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