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Verb + For: 27 Common Combinations with FOR


Verb + For Combinations! List of common verb preposition combinations with for with ESL picture and example sentences in English.

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Verb + For Collocation Examples

List of Combinations with FOR

  • Account for
  • Admire for
  • Allow for
  • Apologize for
  • Ask for
  • Be for
  • Blame for
  • Care for
  • Charge for
  • Congratulate for
  • Count for
  • Earmark for
  • Excuse for
  • Forgive for
  • Keep for
  • Pay for
  • Pray for
  • Prepare for
  • Scold for
  • Search for
  • Substitute for
  • Thank for
  • Vote for
  • Vouch for
  • Wait for
  • Wish for
  • Work for

Combinations with For with Example Sentences

Account for

  • That accounts for his success.

Admire for

  • I really admire you for your courage.

Allow for

  • I think you need to allow for misunderstandings.

Apologize for

  • I want to apologize for my mistakes.

Ask for

  • I always ask for extra tomato sauce on my pizza.

Be for

  • I‘m for Mayor Martini.

Blame for

  • I blame Janet for the broken pottery.

Care for

  • He doesn’t care for playing golf.

Charge for

  • The accountant charged him $400 for his advice.

Congratulate for

  • All three are to be congratulated for doing so well.

Count for

  • Your good marks count for 50% of your grade.

Earmark for

  • Congress earmarked $6 million for safety improvements.

Excuse for

  • I can’t excuse myself for not doing it.

Forgive for

  • He never forgave himself for harming her.

Keep for

  • Would you keep my dog for me?

Pay for

  • Let me pay for Tom.

Pray for

  • I’ll pray for you.

Prepare for

  • A hotel room is being prepared for them.

Scold for

  • Rose scolded the child gently for her bad behavior.

Search for

  • Anan searched for a parking place.

Substitute for

  • Margarine can be substituted for butter in this recipe.

Thank for

  • She said goodbye and thanked us for coming.

Vote for

  • There were 21 votes for and 17 against the motion, with 2 abstentions.

Vouch for

  • I can vouch for her ability to work hard.

Wait for

  • Wait for me!

Wish for

  • She shut her eyes and wished for him to get better.

Work for

  • He works for an engineering company.

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