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Which sentence is correct?

  1. Enter the password 1234.
  2. Enter 1234 for a password.
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12344a is more secure... seriously, what's the context? –  lessthanideal May 5 '13 at 18:54

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1)Enter the password 1234 means:

The password is 1234, enter it.

2)Enter 1234 for a password could mean:

Enter 1234 in order to obtain a password.

You could avoid this ambiguity by saying:

2)Enter 1234 as a password.

However, which is correct all depends on what you are trying to say.

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Thank you very much for your clear explanation. –  moguwai007 May 6 '13 at 0:24

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