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Sentence: "I am glad to know that you have added four new anti-virus participants in your test for/of the best anti-virus."

My question: Which preposition, for or of, would be correct in the sentence mentioned above ?

***My own sense is both would be correct but I'm getting confused by their meanings. That's why I'm seeking your help. So please answer this question along with the meaning that the preposition would make.

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"I am glad to know that you have added four new anti-virus participants in your test for the best anti-virus."
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Hi,

Sentence: "I am glad to know that you have added four new anti-virus participants in to your test for/of the best anti-virus software / product."

My question: Which preposition, for or of, would be correct in the sentence mentioned above ?

***My own sense is both would be correct but I'm getting confused by their meanings. That's why I'm seeking your help. So please answer this question along with the meaning that the preposition would make.

I suggest some other changes, shown above in pink.

In addition, the word 'participant' suggests 'people who will be involved in the testing'. Is that what you mean, or do you mean that you have added four more anti-virus products to the list of products to be tested?

. . . a test for the best anti-virus software . . . ie a test in order to determine the best product.

This is probably the meaning you want.

. . . a test of the best anti-virus software . . . ie you have already found the best product. Now you want to test it.

This does not seem to make a lot of sense, so it is probably not the meaning you want.

Best wishes, Clive
"In addition, the word 'participant' suggests 'people who will be involved in the testing'. Is that what you mean, or do you mean that you have added four more anti-virus products to the list of products to be tested?"
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Thanks Clive for your comment. I think it would be for. My doubt is cleared now thanks to you for telling the difference for and of would make. This is what appeared on the website http://budurl.com/jgrt (See the upper right side of the website) And sorry for replying late ..was trawling in other forums in the search of answer [;)] ...while my tab of this website was opened...

Thanks a ton
Hi,

Your link doesn't work for me.

Clive
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CliveHi,

Your link doesn't work for me.

Clive

Sorry. Check this one sir http://budurl.com/5jsy . Hope this will work. [:)]
Hi,



That says 'Independent tests of anti-virus software'.

It doesn't say 'Independent tests of best anti-virus software'.

The purpose of 'doing tests of software' is to find the best product. After you find the best software, you don't need to 'test the best software', because you aready know it's the best.Emotion: smile

Clive
Clive Hi,


That says 'Independent tests of anti-virus software'.

It doesn't say 'Independent tests of best anti-virus software'.

The purpose of 'doing tests of software' is to find the best product. After you find the best software, you don't need to 'test the best software', because you aready know it's the best.

Clive

Yup I understood that when you in your first reply told me the meaning preposition of and for would make in that context. I gave the link in reply to your this comment "In addition, the word 'participant' suggests 'people who will be involved in the testing'. Is that what you mean, or do you mean that you have added four more anti-virus productsto the list of products to be tested?" Emotion: smile
I hope you have picked up the "4 participart" part alsoEmotion: smile
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