for preposition (INTENDED FOR)
A1 intended to be given to（表示給予的物件）給
- We're having a collection for Tom's retirement present.
- Your shoes will be repaired and ready for you to collect on Thursday.
- A young girl came up to me and asked for money.
- There's a letter for you on the table.
- There'll be a prize for the best entry.
for preposition (PURPOSE)
A2 having the purpose of為了
- I need some money for tonight.
- There are several plots of land for sale.
- We had some friends round for lunch yesterday.
- The polish is not for use on wooden surfaces.
- Don't take the game too seriously, it's just for fun.
for preposition (BECAUSE OF)
A2 because of or as a result of something因為，由於；作為…的結果
- The pitcher is famous for the speed of his delivery.
- He decided to forsake politics for journalism.
- Coppola garnered several Oscar awards for 'The Godfather'.
- I think he's trying to get back at her for those remarks she made in the meeting.
- She was publicly acclaimed for her contribution to the discovery.
for preposition (TIME/DISTANCE)
- We get cut-rate electricity for six hours each night.
- Mr Black has been a client of this firm for many years.
- The network will be down for an hour for routine maintenance.
- I feel like I've been cooped up in this flat for days.
- It feels like we've been walking for miles.
for preposition (OCCASION)
- They planned a special celebration for her homecoming.
- They're making the most elaborate preparations for the wedding.
for preposition (COMPARING)
- She's rather immature for her age, don't you think?
- For every two people in favour of the law there are three against.
- For a man of his wealth he's not exactly generous.
- He plays very well for a beginner.
- Can I swap this t-shirt for another one?
for preposition (SUPPORT)
- I'm all for making changes to the system.
- Are you for or against the new proposals?
- Who will you be voting for at the next election?
- Three cheers for the winner!
- Anyone for coffee?
for preposition (IN RELATION TO)
› in relation to someone or something對於，關於；在…方面
- The children had a lot of respect for their teacher.
- Her feelings for him had changed.
- Police are still looking for clues in their search for the missing girl.
- He had a deep affection for his aunt.
- She was afraid for her children.
for preposition (PAYMENT)
A2 (getting) in exchange以…為交換，以…為代價
- How much did you pay for the tickets?
- I've got £20 000 worth of cover for the contents of my house.
- £4 for an orange juice? That's just daylight robbery!
- A collector would pay $500 for a mint copy.
- The company pays £220 a week for people to act as couriers.
for preposition (REPRESENTING)
- He plays for Manchester United.
- Many people in the town used to work for the steel company.
- She's been capped for Scotland nine times.
- I've been out canvassing for the Labour Party every evening this week.
- Do you still work for the government?
for preposition (TOWARDS)
A2 towards; in the direction of往，向
- Follow the signs for the train station.
- They were running for the bus.
- The roads were busy with people heading for the coast.
- The team was on course for victory.
- The alarm sent people scrambling for the exits.
for preposition (MEANING)
- What's that symbol for?
- LCD stands for liquid crystal display.
- We had to learn chemical formulae at school, but I can only remember H2O for water.
- The green light is for go.
- Alpha is used for the letter A.
for preposition (TO GET)
- He wrote off for more information.
- The film was nominated for an Academy Award.
- I've applied for several jobs since leaving university.
- You have to get there early for the best seats.
- 50 percent is needed for a pass.