We erase the memory to allow for a peaceful transition.

(This is a sentence in a movie that I watched.)

We erase the memory for a peaceful transition.

(I think maybe it is also right.)

What's the difference between those 2 sentences?

Is the 2nd sentence wrong?

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    It's your job to explain what you think the difference might be, then to make and then to justify your choice, and only then to ask what anyone else thinks… – Robbie Goodwin Jun 24 '18 at 21:02
  • What is "memory for a peaceful transition"? – Hot Licks Jun 25 '18 at 22:09

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