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Thread: In or For?

    • Join Date: May 2006
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    In or For?

    Which one of the following two is correct? Thanks.

    1. He has a partner in that vacant lot.
    2. He has a partner for that vacant lot.

    (Basically, what I am trying to say is that he and a partner together own a vacant lot. But I do want to start the sentence with "He has a partner," just to learn a different sentence structure, especially in using prepositions.)

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    Re: In or For?

    I'd use the first- the second suggests that he has found someone to bring in as a partner. Mind you, I wouldn't phrase it this way.


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