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    the meaning of "for" - comparison

    Hello everybody!.

    Such a clean and tidy room was impressive for half an hour of heavy dusting, sweeping and sweating, but a lot of work still remains for us to do. In my opinion, the "for" mean the same as "given, taking into account".

    The sentence could be expressed as:

    Such a clean and tidy room was impressive, given/taking into acccount half an hour of heavy dusting, sweeping and sweating, but a lot of work still remains for us to do.

    Do you agree with me about it?

    The same use of "for" (comparison) can be found here:

    She's very mature for her age.

    Am I on the right track?

    Thank you.

    I may be wrong.

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    Re: the meaning of "for" - comparison

    You are right.
    I'm not a teacher of English, but I have spoken it for (almost) all of my life....

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