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    Are these sentences correct:

    1-That's not good news for the inflation.
    2-That's not good news for the progress of research.
    3-That's not good news for the war against illiteracy.

    To me 1 sounds wrong and the other two are a bit odd. I'd say that 1 is supposed to mean: 'As regards the inflation, that's not good news.' but I wonder if one could use 'for' like that.

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    #2

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    2 & 3 sound OK to me. f you added 'rate' to the first it would work better IMO.

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    Re: for

    Thanks TDOL,

    My problem is that the good news is good for us and not for the inflation. But apparently 'for' can be used in this way in English. Whether one says 'inflation' or 'inflation' rate, it boils down essentially to the same thing. Here 'for' seems to mean 'as regards'.

    I think this would be correct in English:

    A-That is good news for the spread of the disease.

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    It would be correct if you were supporting the spread of the disease, which is unlikely in most contexts. It's really good news for both the thing affected and us as we are in turn affected by it.

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