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    for in the case

    Please help me with understanding the meaning of "for" in the following context. "For in the case of North Korea, a long-standing policy of detterence was already in place before it acquired nuclear weapons, with the United States maintaining a strong peacetime military presence on the Korean Peninsula after the end of the Korean War in 1953."

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    Re: for in the case

    What was written before it? As an isolated sentence the "for" is unnecessary.

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    Re: for in the case

    ... and please see this:

    http://www.oxfordlearnersdictionarie.../english/for_2

    I hope you'll find it helpful.

    (Edit) It's 'deterrence', not 'detterence'.
    Last edited by tzfujimino; 24-Nov-2015 at 18:06.

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