Caibidil a Cúig: Prepositions (Réamhfhocail)

Substitutes for the Preposition "for"

A simple preposition "for" as in English does not exist in Irish. For is used quite widely in partially very different uses in English ("for a week ", "for 10 dollars ", "only for you ", "good for him " etc.). In Irish one must use different prepositions:

for in a temporal sense

for a purpose

for a favor

for a goal

for an amount of money

gratitude for

good for

for = in place of

for something (i.e. pro-)

for = of its kind

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