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Hi, Zonzon,

@zonzon posted:

Hi everybody!
Which preposition would you use after 'reason'? 'of' or 'for'? Or are both possible and just have different meanings?
Example: The reason for/of this speech ...
Thanks for your help!

You should have provided us with a complete example to understand what you want to say. Anyway, what is natural to say is, 'The purpose of this speech is .......'. When 'reason' is used to mean 'why something happens', it is naturally followed by 'for'. It can be followed by 'of' in the following fixed expressions: 'by reason of' and 'for reasons of'.

Last edited by ahmed_btm

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