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how to use for and of ?

I usually dizzy by that both word ㄒ.ㄒ

For learning: English
Base language: English
Category: Language



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    They are quite different and I'm not sure how I can explain but I could just give some exams sentences
    1. I will do it for you.
    2. Here is a present for your brother.
    "For" is when a action is done towards someone

    1. May I please have a slice of cake?
    2. There was a decrease of 10%
    "Of" talks about the relation between a whole object and a smaller part of it

    This is quite difficult to explain but I hope this helped.

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