Questions about choosing between the prepositions "of" and "for"

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“In preparation for” or “In Preparation of”? [closed]

What´s the difference in use between "in preparation of" or "in preparation for"? They seem both correct. Context: The team practiced how they would respond to bad weather in preparation of ...
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“I found the cause [of/for] the misbehaviour” [duplicate]

I struggle to prefer one over the other. I first wrote: OK, I found the cause of the misbehaviour. But while rereading I thought to myself that I would actually say, OK, I found the cause ...
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“Prospects of” or “Prospects for” a new project?

The title more or less says it all. In particular, I'm considering the title of a presentation or short article. I'll say that it's a discussion of new discoveries that might come from pursuing a ...
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“To support”, “in support of” and “in support for” [closed]

The doctor's association has threatened to go on indefinite strike to support/in support of/in support for their teachers.
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Appropriate preposition in “your preference of/for time and venue”

What is the most appropriate preposition for the following sentence? I would like to talk to you. Please let me know your preference of/for time and venue where we can meet. I would also be ...
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“Justification of” or “justification for”?

Do "justification of" or "justification for" mean different things? Is one more appropriate than the other?
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The use of “for” and “of”

Are for and of interchangeable in these circumstances? Is the meaning affected at all? He was the Minister for Education. He was the Minister of Education. The Institute of Medical ...
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Difference between the use of “for” and “of”

I am always confused by the difference between the use of for and of in cases like these: Principal component analysis of microarray data. Principal component analysis for microarray data. ...