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    as a souvenir or for souvenir

    I am not sure which preposition is correct in the sentence written below.

    (ex) I want to keep your tabletop decoration as a souvenir (or for souvenir).

    Please help me. Thanks a lot.

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    Re: as a souvenir or for souvenir

    In that context, "as a souvenir" is correct. In a different context, "for" could be used.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: as a souvenir or for souvenir

    Thank you, emsr2d2. Could you please tell me in what context you would say "for souvenir"? I am really not sure about it. Thanks a lot.

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    Re: as a souvenir or for souvenir

    You might have to pay for a souvenir.
    I am not a teacher.

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    Re: as a souvenir or for souvenir

    Apologies for failing to point out that "for souvenir" doesn't work but "for a souvenir" does.

    I am looking for a souvenir.
    How much would you pay for a souvenir?

    It should be noted that in those examples, "for" is part of "look for" and "pay for".
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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