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more for the look in his face than anything else. I still shopped every week and walked in with bags to show him, but it was more for the look in his face than anything else. I think there is a missed 'for' after the word, 'than' . Why we could omit the word 'for' in this sentence?
Sep 5, 2019 12:59 AM
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Yes, you're right. If you were writing it in full, there would be a 'for' there. I'm not sure how many other cases it covers, but certainly in the 'more for A than B' it is fine to omit it. You might add it for clarity if A and B were long and complicated clauses. As Gdanning said, it is unusual to use 'in his face'.
September 5, 2019
Thanks for your addition, Gdanning.
September 5, 2019
"For" is more grammatical, but it is often dropped in informal speech. PS: "the look on his face" is the usual expression, rather than "the look in his face"
September 5, 2019
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