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    Preposition of usage

    Recently I came across this sentence:
    Bruce committed this crime for love of his wife.
    I’m embarrassed about the preposition ‘of’. Did Bruce love his wife? If the answer is yes then the sentence should be Bruce committed this crime for love to his wife.
    Because with the preposition ‘of’ is means to me that his wife was madly in love with Bruce and it was the reason for committing this crime.

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    Re: Preposition of usage

    'Of' is the correct preposition. 'To' is not.

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