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    The Beatles recorded a song called Another girl, and its first line is For I have got another girl. what does for mean in this case? Is it common to use it this way? In both written and spoken English?

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    Quote Originally Posted by beachboy View Post
    The Beatles recorded a song called Another girl, and its first line is For I have got another girl. what does for mean in this case? Is it common to use it this way? In both written and spoken English?
    In this case, for means because.
    It's more common to read it rather than hear it.


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    Re: For

    Just a student.
    "This Christmas I'll buy her a very expensive present for she is a very good girl."
    In Portuguese, it amounts to "pois".
    Just a student.

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    Re: For

    I had the notion that for would mean because. But when I looked up the word in a dictionary, just to confirm it, I found that it is not used at the beginning of a sentence. Then I remembered this Beatles`s song. I was a bit puzzled...

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