Using for

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Purpose and cause

For can be used to talk about people’s purposes in doing something. It is then followed by a noun.

For + -ing form

For can be used before an -ing form to express the purpose of a thing especially when the thing is the subject of the clause.

When the clause has a person as subject, it is more common to use an infinitive to express the purpose of a thing.

For + -ing can also be used to explain the behaviour that causes a particular reaction.

See Also

Fairly, quite, rather and pretty
Farther and further
Few and little
Finally, at last, in the end and at the end
Finished: difference between I'm finished and I've finished
Fit and suit: difference

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