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bridge78

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I know the prases "give/pay attention to something".

Is it also OK to say:

"You have attention for" / "attention for"? Or can't you use to have as a verb and for as a preposition here?
 

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You can't.
 

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You can't use the verb to have or you can't say attention for?
 

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I know the prases "give/pay attention to something".

Is it also OK to say:

"You have attention for" / "attention for"? Or can't you use to have as a verb and for as a preposition here?

Why do you need to change the phrase you know? What idea are you trying to express? "Give/pay" and "have" no matter what have different meanings.
 

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I'm just wondering what else works in this context. If have attention for has a different meaning, and you cannot use it in the same context as give/pay attention to, I would like to know what the difference is.
 

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I'm just wondering what else works in this context. If have attention for has a different meaning, and you cannot use it in the same context as give/pay attention to, I would like to know what the difference is.

"have attention for" is incorrect.
 

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An organisation dealing with for instance the enviroment. So they have attention for the environment. By now, I know this is incorrect.
 

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They pay attention to the environment. They have concern for the environment.
 
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