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 History of this Word

"for" is from "for" (passing by or letting go) spoken by people in England during 450-1100 A.D.


In this sense, it is a word added to another word to form a new word.

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grammar is modifier

"for-" is a type of prefix


A prefix added to the start of a word. Indicates that "away", "off" or "extremely" modifies the word. Created to expand meanings. Can be used with many words to form new words.

Examples of how the word is used

for- illustration If we really want to love, we must learn how to forgive.
for- illustration He wimpers and whines and sits on the road looking forlorn.