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    Search for a better life


    Is there any difference at all between "in searchy for a better life" and
    "in search of a better life".


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    Re: Search for a better life

    Quote Originally Posted by Svein Stavland View Post

    Is there any difference at all between "in searchy for a better life" and
    "in search of a better life".

    'lo Mr. Stavland,

    "in search of a better life" is correct English, "in searchy for a better life" is not. "searchy" may be used rarely in some special contexts, or may not be a correct English word.

    Maybe I can tell you more if you post some context info.

    "in ________ of" are used together with some words; "in [place, times, conditions] of", etc. "in ________ for" are used together with some words; "in[time, exchange]for", etc.

    Would you like to find the grammar explanation for this and post it on this forum?

    I tyvm for granting me the privilege and pleasure of answering your questions, and invite you to post again.

    kind regards,

    elbe

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    Re: Search for a better life

    In my experience:
    I am searching for an honest man.
    I am in search of an honest man.

    NOT: I am searching of an honest man, and NOT I am in search for an honest man. However, while "searching of" sounds completely wrong, "in search for" sounds "less wrong" to my ear.

    [not a teacher]

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