A prepositional phrase is a group of words consisting of a preposition, its object, and any words that modify the object. Most of the time, a prepositional phrase modifies a verb or a noun. These two kinds of prepositional phrases are called adverbial phrases and adjectival phrases, respectively.
Prepositions are words that begin with prepositional phrases.
Prepositional Phrases with FOR
|For a change||For a good cause|
|For a good reason||For a holiday|
|For a moment||For a reason|
|For a visit||For a walk|
|For a while||For ages|
|For breakfast||For certain|
|For dinner||For ever|
|For example||For experience|
|For fear of||For fun|
|For good||For granted|
|For hire||For instance|
|For lack of||For life|
|For love||For luck|
|For lunch||For my|
|For nothing||For once|
|For real||For safekeeping|
|For sale||For short|
|For sure||For the benefit (of)|
|For the good of||For the moment|
|For the rest of||For the sake of|
|For the time being||For want of|
Prepositional Phrase Examples with FOR
- The major recommendation is for a change in the law.
- For real Indian food, just follow these recipes.
- Fiction is a poor surrogate for real experience.
- I know for sure that I won’t be able to go to the party.
- There’s two spoonsful of sugar, and one for luck.
- Good for good every man can do, good for bad only a noble man can do.
- Although he had only entered the contest for fun, he won first prize.
- Great trees are good for nothing but shade.
- The children plumped for a holiday by the sea.
- I have searched my mind for a reason, but can’t find one.
- Drop over to our house for a visit sometime.
- There is a similar word in many languages, for example in French and Italian.
- Let’s step out for a walk, shall we?
- The dinner party conversation faltered for a moment.
PREPOSITIONAL PHRASES WITH FOR MEANING AND EXAMPLES
|For ages||For a long time||I haven’t been downtown for ages!|
|For a change||To do something different||Let’s go hiking for a change.|
|For instance||To give an example||John works late. For instance, yesterday he left the office at 9 pm.|
|For nothing||In vain||The trains are on strike. I walked to the station for nothing!|
|For nothing||At no cost||He gave me several books and dictionaries for nothing!|
|For the sake of||For the purpose of; in the interest of||They stayed together for the sake of their children.|
|For short||As a short form||William is his name, but he’s called Bill for short.|
|For now||Until a later time||That’s all the information we have for now.|
|For sale/rent/hire||Something offered to people to buy/rent/hire …||That red car is for sale.|
|For better or worse||Whatever the consequences||Anyway, I accepted the job, for better or worse.|
|For want of||Because of a lack of||For want of a better place, we set up camp in a field.|
|For a while||For a period of time||I’d like to stop working and travel for a while.|
|Prepositional Phrases List and Examples||Prepositional Phrases with OUT|
|Prepositional Phrase List With AT||Prepositional Phrases with ON|