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    "for" "over" "on"

    How are "for" "over" "on" different in the following sentences.

    1. a) He is rebuked for misbehavor
    b) He is rebuked over misbehavor
    c) He is rebuked on misbehavior

    2. a) He is taken to court for corruption
    b) He is taken to court over corruption
    c) He is taken to court on corruption

    3. a) He is arrested for corruption allegations
    b) He is arrested over corruption allegations
    c) He is arrested on corruption allegations

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    Re: "for" "over" "on"

    1c- wrong to me

    In the others' 'for' seems more direct than 'over'.


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    Re: "for" "over" "on"

    I think
    1-) to be rebuked for and over is some similar in meanings(both express reason) but
    to be rebuked on+ situation or event

    be taken to court for/over and on+situation (similar to first example)

    3- I think "for" is true for the verb "arrest"

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    Re: "for" "over" "on"

    Useful assistance. Thank you both for your help.

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