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Preposition
In the direction of
“They were ravenous and headed straight for the buffet.”
Preposition
Directed at someone or something
“I have a present for you.”
Preposition
Intended to be used for a particular purpose
“These pills are for helping you to relieve your headache.”
Preposition
In honor of, or in the name of
“I came along, I wrote a song for you, and all the things you do.”
Preposition
In support of
“I am for equal rights to everyone in this country.”
Preposition
Because of
“I got a parking ticket just for having gone over the limit by barely a minute.”
Preposition
Over a period of time
“This historic building has been here for literally centuries.”
Preposition
On behalf of
“Your teacher is sick today, and I will be standing in for her.”
Preposition
In order to get
“I am saving up for a new guitar.”
Preposition
By the standards of
“You're still pretty fit and athletic for an old guy.”
Preposition
In spite of
For all his faults, Saul was actually a nice guy at heart.”
Preposition
To be, or as being
“I do not appreciate being taken for a fool!”
Preposition
In exchange for money or items
“You can get a bottle of milk for a dollar at the supermarket.”
Preposition
On the part of
“Such behavior is fairly typical for children.”
Preposition
To the amount of
“Surely, there is a limit for times that you can repeat yourself, just to prove a point?”
Preposition
With regard to
“As for the curious case of Benjamin Button, one can only assume that it was nothing more than an anomaly.”
Conjunction
(somewhat uncommon) Due to the fact that
“You should stay in school, for it would be the most prudent choice to do so.”
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