Post by bert Post by Paul Carmichael
"taking care OF your ideas as I do FOR my own"
I think it's okay in that instance.
Post by bert
"What is it that you do FOR your own ideas, then?"
"I take care of them".
That's one possible interpretation. But "for" also has meaning something
like "with regard to the case of", and I prefer to interpret the original
sentence as using that meaning. (For example: "Who do you call if there's
an emergency?" "For a medical emergency, an ambulace. For a fire, the
Changing the "for" to "of" is also possible, but I would prefer to just
omit the word altogether, and leave "do" to represent "take care of".
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