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    Advertisment for/of

    Hello all!

    I have a question. What should i use in following sentence: There is an advertisment for/of a new software on my site.

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    Re: Advertisment for/of

    You need ​for.

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    Re: Advertisment for/of

    I'd use 'for'.
    More importantly, "a new software" isn't right. 'Software' is a non-count noun. "A new program" is right. You could also use "some new software".

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    Re: Advertisment for/of

    Quote Originally Posted by grey_man View Post
    Hello all!

    I have a question. What should I use in following sentence? "There is an advertisement for/of a new software on my site."
    Welcome to the forums, grey_man. Please note the corrections I have made to your question. I would write it like this: "There is an advertisement for new software on my site". No article before "software", it's uncountable.

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    #5

    Re: Advertisment for/of

    Thanks for answers. In which cases should I use "advertisement of"? In the Internet there are many examples with that construction, but without explanation.

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    #6

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    I think 'a piece of new software' is grammatical, but I am not a teacher.

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    Re: Advertisment for/of

    Quote Originally Posted by grey_man View Post
    Thanks for answers. In which cases should i use "advertisment of"? In the Internet there are many examples with that construction, but without explanation.

    In all cases you should capitalise the personal pronoun "I" and spell "advertisement" correctly. Please write an example sentence using ""advertisement of" for our consideration.

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    Re: Advertisment for/of

    To me, "advertisement for" is right if you have a concrete 'ad' for something. In the abstract, you could talk about the advertisement of your new software. This refers to the act of advertising it, not the actual words or pictures.

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    Re: Advertisment for/of

    For example: "Next to the conveyor belt a man is busy reading his newspaper, the front page showing an advertisement of car brand Mercedes, which had begun to sell cars in Eastern Germany no sooner than after the reunification". I took this example from here: "http://www.kunsthal.nl/en-22-603-A_Tribute_to_the_Trabant.html". In addition, there is an example in "Wikipedia" (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Advertising): "The advertisement of controversial products such as cigarettes and condoms are subject to government regulation in many countries."

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    Re: Advertisment for/of

    "Next to the conveyor belt a man is busy reading his newspaper, the front page showing an advertisement of car brand Mercedes, which had begun to sell cars in Eastern Germany no sooner than after the reunification".
    This is a poor sentence, not only because of the incorrect use of "advertisement of".

    "The advertisement of controversial products such as cigarettes and condoms are subject to government regulation in many countries."
    This is fine. As in Raymott's example, it refers to the act of advertising.

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