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    "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"?

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    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.
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