[Grammar] as a souvenir or for souvenir

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brianbrian

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I am not sure which preposition is correct in the sentence written below.

(ex) I want to keep your tabletop decoration as a souvenir (or for souvenir).

Please help me. Thanks a lot.
 

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In that context, "as a souvenir" is correct. In a different context, "for" could be used.
 

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Thank you, emsr2d2. Could you please tell me in what context you would say "for souvenir"? I am really not sure about it. Thanks a lot.
 

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You might have to pay for a souvenir.
 

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Apologies for failing to point out that "for souvenir" doesn't work but "for a souvenir" does.

I am looking for a souvenir.
How much would you pay for a souvenir?

It should be noted that in those examples, "for" is part of "look for" and "pay for".
 
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