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    Share if you think the hospital is amazing for allowing this

    Hello everybody!

    Just a few minutes ago, my wife and I saw the following sentence on the screen of her tablet: "Share if you think the hospital is amazing for allowing this". The sentence was placed under a photo showing an elderly patient in the company of probably of 'his' dog in hospital. Apparently, the authorities of the hospital arrived at a conclusion that keeping a pet close to their master and a patient at the same time would help them to get better more quickly.

    What do you think of my conclusion?

    Does "Share if you think the hospital is amazing for allowing this" mean "Share if you think /that/ the hospital is amazing because it (the hospital) allows this"?

    Does the structure "..... amazing for ....." exist in English?

    Could you answer my questions?

    Thank you.

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    Re: Share if you think the hospital is amazing for allowing this

    Yes, it means "Share if you think/agree that it is amazing that the hospital [management/staff] allows this elderly patient to have his dog with him".

    There is nothing wrong with the original. The use of "for" is fine in constructions like this.

    I think you're amazing for agreeing to let me stay.
    He thinks his wife is idiotic for spending so much money on shoes.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: Share if you think the hospital is amazing for allowing this

    I didn't know that until today.

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