Results 1 to 2 of 2

Thread: "for" and "of"

  1. Newbie
    Student or Learner
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • Chinese
      • Home Country:
      • China
      • Current Location:
      • Malaysia

    • Join Date: Nov 2016
    • Posts: 24

    "for" and "of"

    "I found coordinates for one of their research facilities."

    Why use "for" here instead of another "of"? Is it simply because two "of"s are redundant? What if I changed the sentence to:

    "I found coordinates for their research facility."

    Then can I use "of" here? What's the difference between "coordinates for sth" and "coordinates of sth"?

  2. VIP Member
    Interested in Language
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • American English
      • Home Country:
      • United States
      • Current Location:
      • United States

    • Join Date: Dec 2015
    • Posts: 13,318

    Re: "for" and "of"

    You can find the coordinates of a place, or you can find coordinates for (i.e., belonging to) it. Repeating of in close proximity is fine and happens frequently without raising any comment.
    I am not a teacher.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts