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Koh Elaine
Posted: Thursday, January 14, 2021 4:16:45 AM
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Eight people were charged in court yesterday for feeding the native mammals in Lorong Halus.

Should it be "with feeding" instead?

Thanks!
Clyde of Oz
Posted: Thursday, January 14, 2021 5:12:34 AM

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Yes, with is better.
Hope123
Posted: Thursday, January 14, 2021 9:36:44 AM

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As Clyde says, 'with' is better. But ' for' is not wrong.

Charged 'for' usually means money for something but it can be used to mean charged by the police for doing something wrong.
FounDit
Posted: Thursday, January 14, 2021 11:40:16 AM

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Koh Elaine wrote:
Eight people were charged in court yesterday for feeding the native mammals in Lorong Halus.

Should it be "with feeding" instead?

Thanks!


I agree with the others. The difference is slight. Using "with" associates the charge and the person. It puts them together. The person is charged "with" the crime, or offense.

Using "for" conveys the sense of responsibility. They were charged as a result of their behavior - they were charged for doing something they shouldn't have done.
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