Wired again…

…Second Interesting Wired Article for the day.

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…For the grammarians here, I have a question. Do I say “second interesting Wired Article for the day. Or should it be of? When does either apply?

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Posted on April 30, 2004, in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink. 4 Comments.

  1. Screw the grammarians. Say “second interesting Wired article today.”

  2. I can’t be sure of this, but both sound right, but the correct usage depends on the context.

    When you use for, you are implying that you had posted about an interesting Wired article earlier, and that you found another article interesting, and that makes this article the second interesting article *for* the day.

    When you use of, you are implying that of the Wired articles *today*, you had found one of them interesting, and you now found another one interesting too, so that makes this article the second interesting Wired article *of* the *day*.

    Moreover, of the day suggests that both articles were posted today (though you could interpret it differently). Also, for suggests that you are *presenting* the link to others, while of does not directly suggest so.

    Heck, am I making any sense?

    • Interesting. I think you are probably right. At least the second and third paragraphs seem like a fair enuf explanation to me. Not as sure about your last argument.

      Thanks!!

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