The use of "for" and "of" in titles and the difference between them

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The use of "for" and "of" in titles and the difference between them

Postby Katya O. » 2018-04-22, 14:25

Hello! :)
What's the difference between "for" and "of" in titles? For example:

Center FOR Biomedical Ethics. Can we use here "of" instead of "for"?
The same with Ministry of Internal Affairs FOR the Republic of...
or
Ministry of Internal Affairs OF the Republic of...?

If there is the difference, explain, please.

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Re: The use of "for" and "of" in titles and the difference between them

Postby SomehowGeekyPolyglot » 2018-11-17, 14:29

Katya O. wrote:Hello! :)
What's the difference between "for" and "of" in titles? For example:

Center FOR Biomedical Ethics. Can we use here "of" instead of "for"?
The same with Ministry of Internal Affairs FOR the Republic of...
or
Ministry of Internal Affairs OF the Republic of...?

If there is the difference, explain, please.


C2 non-native of English:
As a start, I always would recommend looking at one particular word's meaning in isolating. I.e. when it is said without anything before it or after it.

Then only after doing so, I'd look at the combination of all the sentence's words.

"of" serves the same purpose as the " 's ".
Like "the cake of the mother", and "the mother's cake".
These two are _basically, underneath it all, and without looking at the very details_ the same.

And" for" is different. "A cake for the mother" is a cake which has been baked with the intention of being given to her, for example.

Some puzzles pieces.
Even if it isn't an Entirely Fully All-Purpose Complete Answer.

(And as I am writing these lines, well, I almost even _expect_ someone else to comment on just anything found in my post. But still writing it :)).


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