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    Is 'for' a preposition

    Hi I'm a student who studies English syntax this semester.

    "It is important for us to spend time with children."

    In this sentence, is 'for' a preposition?

    If it isn't, can you name it?

    Thanks in advance


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    Re: Is 'for' a preposition

    Yes, and 99.99% of the time in what you hear and read, it will be.

    'for' does have one other use, as a conjunction, as in
    "He felt guilty, for he knew that he bore a share of the responsibility for her downfall in society."

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