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Koh Elaine
Posted: Friday, August 9, 2019 9:15:50 AM
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A married man was convicted yesterday of/for molesting his maid.

Which is the correct preposition?

Thanks.
FounDit
Posted: Friday, August 9, 2019 11:56:33 AM

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Koh Elaine wrote:
A married man was convicted yesterday of/for molesting his maid.

Which is the correct preposition?

Thanks.


"Convicted" means to be found guilty of an offense. So if a court found him guilty, he would then be considered "convicted of" the offense. He would be punished "for" (as a result of) committing the offense.



We should look to the past to learn from it, not destroy our future because of it — FounDit
Koh Elaine
Posted: Friday, August 9, 2019 12:50:58 PM
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Thanks, FounDit.
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