I'm always confused about of and for. :( -- From a scene of New Girl, why didn't she say it's like a whole secret life 'of' you? Would appreciate if you could explain what it means if she said it this way (even if it wouldn't make sense)

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In this instance, 'for' denotes attribution as in

It's a whole new experience for you.

It's a common turn of phrase, especially between people of equal status who are bantering.


In American English, one could correctly say, "It's like a whole secret side of you," but not "It's like a whole secret life of you." You could also correctly say, "It's like a whole secret life of yours that you keep hidden from me." But "life of you" just doesn't work.

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