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  1. Simosito's Avatar
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    For *-ing

    Ok, I was just looking at a Monty Python's video when I remembered one thing I think I can't figure out correctly.

    It is possible to say:
    You're such kind person for saying that
    And it is also possible to say:
    they do nothing but to run away, for they "have to do their work", as they say, lying
    My question is:
    what's the difference between:

    "for they have..." and "because they have..."


    Can I use both the forms or there's a peculiar way for each one?

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    Re: For *-ing

    Quote Originally Posted by Simosito View Post
    Ok, I was just looking at a Monty Python's video when I remembered one thing I think I can't figure out correctly.

    It is possible to say:


    And it is also possible to say:


    My question is:
    what's the difference between:

    "for they have..." and "because they have..."


    Can I use both the forms or there's a peculiar way for each one?
    It depends, for example, in the first sentence;
    "You're such kind person for saying that" if you replace "for" with "because" it doesn't work unless you add "of" and even then it sounds clumsy. However in the second example,"they do nothing but to run away, for they "have to do their work", as they say, lying" you can substitute "because".

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    #3

    Re: For *-ing

    thank you.

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