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The decision of the government to raise the prices of petroleum products will trigger / set off a series of effects on the prices of essential commodities and services. The burgeoning middle and lower-middle class people will be hardest hit by it.

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Hi Mr. Wordy, I very reluctantly mess with your rights of authorship. Re "have a fancy or particular liking or desire for" I believe it would be put, I go for hot fudge sundaes with lots of nuts and whipped cream, or, I could go for a nice cold beer right about now.

When I read, "I'd go for trigger," I got a different impression (unless we're thinking of Roy Rodgers' horse). When required to make a choice, on a quiz show or oral exam, I'd go for/with number two, or I go for/with number two, is appropriate, which means something like In my opinion the correct answer is number two. The "I'd" version seems most common when giving advice.

I'm just pointing out the two different senses (among several, as you say) which seem to be at play here.

But at this stage I realize I was not nearly reluctant enough in approaching this, and am obviously whizzing into the wind. I was going to suggest that you had no particular hankering for "trigger," but that was stupid of me. As I reread your post it becomes clear that you were in fact expressing a preference. (The "I'd" threw me off at first.) A thousand pardons! - A.
To be truly honest, some of your expressions are difficult for us, non-native speakers, to grasp at all. For example, I know what "go for" and "trigger" mean, when used separately,
but when these two are lumped together to express something, I find myself at a loss.
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AvangiThe "I'd" version seems most common when giving advice.
Yep, exactly. My "I'd probably go for 'trigger'" is an indirect way of making a suggestion. In full, it means "If I were writing this, I would probably go for (choose) 'trigger'".
AbilTo be truly honest, some of your expressions are difficult for us, non-native speakers, to grasp at all. For example, I know what "go for" and "trigger" mean, when used separately,
but when these two are lumped together to express something, I find myself at a loss.
Just think of "go for" as meaning "choose" (i.e. choose because I have a preference for it).

So, "I'd probably go for 'trigger'" means "I'd probably choose (the word) 'trigger' (instead of the other option, 'set off')".

In full, this means "If I were writing this, I would probably choose (the word) 'trigger' (instead of the other option, 'set off')".
I am so slow witted!! I am ashamed of it. Sorry, Mr Wordy, for making you answer my additional questions which could have
been avoided if I had been a little bit careful and attentive.

And thanks New2grammar and Avangi for your best efforts to help me understand the phrase.
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My apologies. Thank you, Avangi and Mr. Wordy for the right answer. "I'd"
Sorry, Abil for misleading you.
New2grammar, no need for apology. It's all my fault. Wordy made his point very clear when he said "I'd probably go for "trigger"" I was such a fool that I did not notcie the quotation marks with trigger and assumed that "go for trigger" makes an altogether different idiom or phrase.

New2grammar, you are doing fine and I wish you all the best.