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    #1

    price of versus price for

    Is there any difference between usage of price of and price for?
    For example:
    the average price of a book
    Prices of oil rose by 10% in July.

    And
    We agreed on a price for the bike.

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    #2

    Re: price of versus price for

    You have demonstrated two possible uses in your examples.
    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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    #3

    Re: price of versus price for

    All of your examples would be unnatural if you swapped of and for,​ although the first would be less so. I'm afraid I can't think of an explanation for this, though!
    I am not a teacher.

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    #4

    Re: price of versus price for

    We usually say "The price of oil ...", not "Prices of oil ...".
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #5

    Re: price of versus price for

    You are asking about the normal difference in meaning/use between the prepositions of and for. The word price has no special effect on which to use. Compare the following similar examples:

    What's the name of your baby?
    Do you have a name for your baby?

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