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    #1

    because, for

    Opportunities for growth abound because, for as long as you continue to teach, you will never run out of new questions, new possibilities, new ways of looking at your students, and new way of looking at yourself.
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    What does for mean in the above sentence?
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    #2

    Re: because, for

    For a period as long as ...
    I am not a teacher.

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    #3

    Re: because, for

    It means "because".

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    #4

    Re: because, for

    I don't see how the 'because' meaningof 'for' can work in that sentence. I'd go with Matthew here, roughly)http://dictionary.cambridge.org/dictionary/english/for)used to show an ​amount of ​time or ​distance.


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    #5

    Re: because, for

    Opportunities for growth abound, because as long as you continue to teach, you will never run out of new questions, new possibilities, new ways of looking at your students, and new way of looking at yourself.

    Makes sense to me.

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    #6

    Re: because, for

    Do you notice that 'because' is already used before 'for' in the OP's sentence?
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    #7

    Re: because, for

    I read that as a choice between two words. They are not both meant to be there.

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    #8

    Re: because, for

    If that was a choice between two words, a slash should have been used instead of a comma.
    They are both meant to be there according to the link in post#1.
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    #9

    Re: because, for

    Well, if they were both meant to be there, it is an error. Both are not needed.

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    #10

    Re: because, for

    I agree that it's not necessary but I don't agree that it's wrong.
    “Every miserable fool who has nothing at all of which he can be proud, adopts as a last resource pride in the nation to which he belongs; he is ready and happy to defend all its faults and follies tooth and nail, thus reimbursing himself for his own inferiority.”

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