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Koh Elaine
Posted: Friday, May 11, 2018 9:00:55 PM
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A father-daughter pair and their elderly friend were killed after a lorry mounted the left kerb and crashed into the trio who were on a pedestrian walkway near the Yio Chu Kang MRT station.

The lorry driver, 25, has been charged for causing death by dangerous driving.

Shouldn't it be "with" instead of "for"?

Thanks.
palapaguy
Posted: Friday, May 11, 2018 9:17:12 PM

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Koh Elaine wrote:
A father-daughter pair and their elderly friend were killed after a lorry mounted the left kerb and crashed into the trio who were on a pedestrian walkway near the Yio Chu Kang MRT station.

The lorry driver, 25, has been charged for causing death by dangerous driving.

Shouldn't it be "with" instead of "for"?

Thanks.


Both work. Which form is used depends upon what the writer wants to convey.

"... has been charged for ..." refers to a specific result, such as causing death or injury to another person.

"... has been charged with ..." refers to a specific action proscribed by law, such as acting in a manner that creates danger to people walking in the area.
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