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Could you explain how to use word 'for' ?
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' Could you mail this letter for me ' ?

for = help me do the mailing
Hello Alex Mamesah,

I will try to explain this word for you by typing some sentences for a few minutes.

I will be looking for ways to use the word that show it in various situations.

Maybe if I can think clearly, for a change, I will be able to help you with it.

I am sure that there must be some way for me to do this.

Well, I guess that is all I can think of for now.

Good Luck!!
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What I used to do was to note down some sentences I found on textbooks with that preposition. In that way, I would be comfortable with its use sooner or later. I stopped to do so, but sometimes the list is still useful. I add it here in case it is useful for you too. The only thing we have to do is to imitate the examples. Your own examples will be much better but to start....

It's famous for
What's for homework tonight?
We've been here for two hours
I work for the oil company
That's all for now
What would you like for starter?
Six hundred pounds for a term
He's lived in London for three years
I don't have enough time for reading
Why don't we invite some friends for a meal?
To take the dog for a walk
Is this the train for Leeds?
For the first time
The biscuits are for him
I think I'm going to look for a job
You have an hour for lunch
Can I go out for ten minutes?
Head + for. I'd head straight for the lakes
He had been unconscious for over an hour
What's that for?
I just want to learn to do it for myself
It was for the best, she thought
You are responsible for

Words have many meanings and uses. (For to) doesn´t exist in English as one is trying to put a preposition in front of a infinitive verb.This is a very common translation error in Spanish.For- is used in questions and concerns the purpose ,destination and beneficiaries What is this for? I left for Mexico. Here is a gift for you. He had potatoes for dinner.For is used in time expression concerning the duration over a period of time. For + length of time (for ages) (for a month, day, year, week, 5 hours etc)For all = notwithstanding , even if (For all I know he is crazy.) For= considering that (It´s a fine day for mid-December)For = in favor of, on the side of, ( He is for going to the park) or ( I am for the death penalty)But for = a negative condition, exception or absence. (I would have got here on time but for the traffic jam.)For can be a conjunction: For connects a fact with its cause Mary went home, for she was sick.They are late, for they got lost.Common collocations of FOR: apologize for, blame for, care for, excuse for , fight for, forgive for, hope for, pay for, pray for, substitute for, thank for, vote for, bad for, difficult for, eager for, easy for, good for ,grateful for, hard for, hungry for, known for, prepared for, qualified for, ready for, remembered for, responsible for, sorry for, suitable for, thirsty for, for example, for the love of God. for instance.
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Words have many meanings and uses. For to doesn´t exist in English as one is trying to put a preposition in front of a infinitive verb.This is a very common translation error in Spanish.For- is used in questions about the purpose ,destination beneficiaries What is this for? I left for Mexico. Here is a gift for you. He had potatoes for dinner.For is used in time expression concerning the duration over a period of time. For + length of time (for ages) (for a month, day, year, week, 5 hours etc)For all = notwithstanding , even if (For all I know he is crazy.) For= considering that (It´s a fine day for mid-DecemberFor = in favor of, on the side of, ( He is for going to the park) or ( I am for the death penalty)But for = a negative condition, exception or absence. I would have got here on time but for the traffic jam.For can be a conjunction: For connects a fact with its cause Mary went home, for she was sick.They are late, for they got lost.Common collocations of FOR: apologize for, blame for, care for, excuse for , fight for, forgive for, hope for, pay for, pray for, substitute for thank for vote for, bad for, difficult for eager for, easy for, good for ,grateful for, hard for, hungry for, known for, prepared for, qualified for, ready for, remembered for, responsible for, sorry for, suitable for, thirsty for, for example, for the love of God. for instance.
Can anyone tell to me what "for" means in the following sentence?

He also wants immunityfor the telecommunications companies that provided the government with Americans’ private data without a warrant after Sept. 11.

Thank you.
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[url= ]Used to indicate the recipient or beneficiary of an action [/url]
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