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    For free

    Is it correct to say "get something for free", is the preposition needed o it isn't? I think that I have heard it but I'm not sure.

    What about "offer sth for free"?

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    Re: For free

    Quote Originally Posted by sadeadu View Post
    Is it correct to say "get something for free", is the preposition needed o it isn't? I think that I have heard it but I'm not sure.

    What about "offer sth for free"?
    "Get for free" is a collocation. You may hear "I got some free cinema tickets" but here "free" acts as an adjective. Or "The elderly travel free (as an adverb) on public transport."

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    Re: For free

    Quote Originally Posted by banderas View Post
    "Get for free" is a collocation. You may hear "I got some free cinema tickets" but here "free" acts as an adjective. Or "The elderly travel free (as an adverb) on public transport."
    For free-informal.


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    Re: For free

    so "for free" acts as an adverb?

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    Re: For free

    Quote Originally Posted by sadeadu View Post
    so "for free" acts as an adverb?You can say so.
    It is a phrase. It means "without charge".


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    Re: For free

    So..
    we offer food for free?
    or
    we offer free food?
    or both

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    Re: For free

    Quote Originally Posted by sadeadu View Post
    So..
    we offer food for free? Would work, too but it is not my first choice.
    or
    we offer free food?
    or both
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