424 – Using FOR – English Preposition Lesson

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I recently got an email from Tahani, who is a listener of the Happy English Podcast in Saudi Arabia. She asked me about prepositions, and specifically the preposition for. I know that prepositions are tricky for a lot of English learners and this is a great question. So for today’s English lesson let’s take a look get 10 different ways that we can use the preposition for.
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Here are the example sentences. To get the details of this English lesson, you need to listen to the podcast or check the transcript for the details:

  • Jack said he picked up some donuts for the meeting.
  • We got new furniture for the office.
  • I have a special pen for writing on the whiteboard.
  • Tommy uses those glasses for driving.
  • I baked a cake for Jenny. It’s her birthday.
  • Jack works hard every day for his family.
  • Hey don’t lift those heavy boxes. I can do that for you.
  • That doctor does everything he can for his patients.
  • I worked in that company for 17 years.
  • I just booked a trip to Montréal. I have wanted to go there for a long time.
  • I think I’m going to stay in this coffee shop for a little while and read my book.
  • We waited for 45 minutes but the train never came.
  • The meeting was scheduled for February 1 at 10 o’clock.
  • I need a dentist appointment for Thursday.
  • Jenny said that she rented a house on the beach for July.
  • We drove for 200 km before finding a gas station.
  • Nick said that he runs for 3 miles every morning.
  • This river flows for a long way to the ocean.
  • I always leave the house for work at 7 o’clock.
  • The train for Boston is leaving on track 12.
  • I’m heading for the shopping mall. Would you like to come with me?
  • I can say I’m leaving for the mall or I’m going to the mall, but I can’t say I’m going for the mall.
  • For more information about our company, please visit our website.
  • I like play sports. For example baseball basketball and running.
  • For the accounting department press one. For sales press two. For the operator press three.
  • Jack started working for our company in 2012.
  • That picture has played for several baseball teams in his career.
  • Paul McCartney played bass and saying for the Beatles.
  • He always has a cup of coffee and a donut for breakfast.
  • The boss invited me for lunch today. I wonder what he wants to talk about.
  • I ordered a steak for dinner. It was awesome.
  • My love for you darling is very strong and deep. That kind of sounds like an old movie doesn’t it!
  • It’s really easy to see Jack’s passion for his job.
  • I have a lot of sympathy for Bill. He’s had a very hard life.

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