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    Dear teachers,

    Would you be kind enough to explain to me the usage of the different prepositions in the following sentences?

    The expedition went in search of land.
    An RAF plane searched for the missing men.
    The search for the missing airman was successful.
    Search the Web for cheap flights.
    He was searched by the guards for weapons.
    She paused, searching for inspiration.
    Scientists are still searching for a cure.

    Thank you for your efforts.

    Regards,

    V.

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    Re: of / for

    Hello,
    Please note I'm not a teacher; I hope I might help

    The expedition went in search of land.
    In search of is a fixed phrase that means trying to find something

    Cheers

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    Re: of / for

    Quote Originally Posted by Jaskin View Post
    Hello,
    Please note I'm not a teacher; I hope I might help

    The expedition went in search of land.
    In search of is a fixed phrase that means trying to find something

    Cheers
    Yes. Either we 'search for' something or we go 'in search of' something.

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