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    on or for

    When she walked into the lift, she pressed the button for / on the ninth floor.Which verb should I use? The teacher says it should be 'on', but I would say it should be 'for'.

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    Re: on or for

    The most important rule is that they should / may bring some warm and waterproof clothes as suggested, and wear a life jacket when sailing.

    Which verb in bold should be used? Are there any errors in the sentence?

    Thanks in advance.

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    correct preposition

    When she walked into the lift, she pressed the button for / on the ninth floor. Which verb should I use? The teacher says it should be 'on', but I would say 'for' should be used.

    Thanks.

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    Re: correct preposition

    I'd use "for" in that context. To me, if she pressed the button on the ninth floor, she'd have to be on the ninth floor.


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    Re: on or for

    Quote Originally Posted by kohyoongliat View Post
    When she walked into the lift, she pressed the button for / on the ninth floor.Which verb should I use? The teacher says it should be 'on', but I would say it should be 'for'.
    If you press the button "on" the ninth floor, then the lift is stopped at the ninth floor.

    Presumably she walks into the lift on the ground floor so she needs to press the button "for" the ninth floor.


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    Re: correct preposition

    Snap, Cas - only on a different posting

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    Re: on or for

    Thanks, Anglika.

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    Re: on or for

    Kohyoongliat, please try not to post the same question twice.

    I've merged the threads.

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    Re: correct preposition

    Quote Originally Posted by Anglika View Post
    Snap, Cas - only on a different posting
    Both posts are in the wrong section. I've reposted both of them.

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    Re: on or for

    Quote Originally Posted by Casiopea View Post
    Kohyoongliat, please try not to post the same question twice.

    I've merged the threads.
    As stated earlier, I accidentally posted in the wrong section, and have since reposted. However, the reply came before I could delete the two post.

    My sincere apologies.

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