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    Thumbs up Of or for?

    "The only way of going high is by taking each step further" or "The only way for going high is by taking each step further".

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    Re: Of or for?

    According to the Longman Dictionary, 'of' is correct.
    I think 'by' can be omitted.

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    Re: Of or for?

    I don't know what it means to go high. but I would like to know.


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    Re: Of or for?

    Quote Originally Posted by Steven26 View Post
    "The only way of going high is by taking each step further" or "The only way for going high is by taking each step further".
    I"m sorry, but this whole sentence is a mess. What do you mean?
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    Re: Of or for?

    I've made another sentence, it's just an example. "The only way of reaching your goals is to make sure that you're doing the right things" vs "The only way for reaching your goals is to make sure that you're doing the right things"

    I hope this one makes sense. :)

    Also, would like to ask this: "the best time of 100 mph" or "the best time for 100 mph" and "The risk of having some fun" or "the risk for having some fun".

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    Re: Of or for?

    Quote Originally Posted by Steven26 View Post
    "The only way of reaching your goals is to make sure that you're doing the right things."
    You can also say:

    The only way to reach your goals is to make sure you are doing the right things.

    (I don't know what those other "sentences" are supposed to mean.)


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    Re: Of or for?

    Quote Originally Posted by Tarheel View Post
    You can also say:

    The only way to reach your goals is to make sure you are doing the right things.

    (I don't know what those other "sentences" are supposed to mean.)

    "The best time for/of 100 mph" would mean, for example, how fast a car can reach 100 mph. Let's say a car accelerated 5 times from 0 to 100 mph and the best time was 10 seconds. So we would say, "The best time for/of 0-100 mph was 10 seconds". But I am not sure I should use "of" or "for".

    For "the risk of/for having fun", I can write this: "Yesterday, they jumped with parachutes from a building. I Know it's risky, but it's the risk of/for having some fun". Again, not sure I should use "of" or "for".

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    Re: Of or for?

    'The shortest time to accelerate from 0 to 100 mph was 10 seconds.'
    'There is risk in having such fun.'
    Do they make sense?

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    Re: Of or for?

    Please correct the information in your profile, Steven26.

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    #10

    Re: Of or for?

    Quote Originally Posted by Matthew Wai View Post
    'There is risk in having such fun.'
    "There is risk in having such fun" certainly applies to base jumping. You can get killed doing that. (The other sentence might make sense in the proper context.)


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