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I was writing (a) "For the use they're intended, these are perfect." But as I read the sentence again, I felt tempted to add another "for" to it (b): "For the use they're intended for, these are perfect."
Then thinking further, I was still not sure which one should be the correct one, so I tried looking up in Google: there seem equal number of either version. Can both be correct? Can someone here help settling my doubt?
Thank you, Mike, for the rephrasing. That is a good solution (if one wishes to avoid the question :))
"They are perfect for employment in the use for which they were intended."
The meaning includes two 'fors'. They are intended for some use; and they are used for something. Things are not always employed for the thing that they were intended for.
Thanks you, everyone!
I agree. In fact, last night while I was sleeping, the following scheme came to my mind:Originally Posted by Raymott
[For] + [him to succeed], ...
[For] + [the uses they're intended for], ...
So, in my example, one "for" is a component of the "For-structure", the other "for" is internal to the 2nd component of the "For-structure".
So the 2nd "for" is accidental and some people omit it because they consider it a repetition.
That is what I think, but I may be wrong :)