What Is Their Main Difference?
'With' is used as a preposition:
- To show what or who was in the company of another:
They served the dinner
- To indicate possession. This possession can be a special feature or an item:
She has a car
- To show the tools and instruments used to fulfill an action:
The cat opened the plastic bag
She was cutting the apple
'For' is also used widely as a preposition:
- To show an action or event happened 'in favor of' and 'to the benefit of' someone or something:
We are voting
He got a present
- To indicate the purpose or function of something:
These letters were used
'For' is also used as a conjunction. This usage is considered old-fashioned and is found in literary texts:
She was found guilty
He was feeling nervous
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