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The same behavior can also be seen [in/for] other properties such as the color and the mass.

Which one is correct here, in or for?

EDIT: Adding more context:

The charge of quarks increases as we move to the heavier region. The same behavior can also be seen [in/for] other properties (of the quarks) such as the color and the mass.

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You'd need to provide a more complete context for a definitive answer, but my guess is usually it would be better to use "with". I also think that in most contexts it would be largely a stylistic choice anyway. –  FumbleFingers Oct 20 '13 at 23:50
    
@FumbleFingers, thanks for the comment, is there enough context now? –  elyase Oct 21 '13 at 0:22
    
Not for me, no. What "behaviour"? –  FumbleFingers Oct 21 '13 at 11:15
    
@FumbleFingers, what about now? –  elyase Oct 21 '13 at 13:38

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I would say "in." Or, depending on the larger context, "with," as FumbleFingers says in a comment. Either way, don't use "for" there.

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