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    of vs for

    1. The humble champion is fulsome in his praise of Federer.

    2. He has made lot of praises for Federer.

    In the first one, why of is correct? why isn't for?

    Is the 2nd sentence correct?

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    Kirru


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    Re: of vs for

    Quote Originally Posted by kiranlegend View Post
    1. The humble champion is fulsome in his praise of Federer.

    2. He has made lot of praises for Federer.

    In the first one, why of is correct? why isn't for?

    Is the 2nd sentence correct?

    Thanks in advance:)

    Kirru

    Hi Kirru,

    Neither of these examples sound very natural to me for a variety of reasons. Can you include more context? Perhaps then we can help you.

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    Exclamation Re: of vs for

    Quote Originally Posted by kiranlegend View Post
    1. The humble champion is fulsome in his praise of Federer.

    2. He has made lot of praises for Federer.

    In the first one, why of is correct? why isn't for?

    Is the 2nd sentence correct?

    Thanks in advance:)

    Kirru
    In praise of is a standard prepositional phrase like the following where you can not use any other preposition except "of":
    instead of
    In case of
    by means of
    in favor of
    The second sentence is correct.

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