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Can I use the preposition "for" with the meaning of support or agreement in this sentence?

The sentence means The discovery is being resisted by many people because it involves exploiting fetal tissue. It's true that for can mean in favour of, but the interpretation 'resisted by people who ...
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Restating preposition in a conjunctive phrase to avoid ambiguity

A simple solution that doesn't sound awkward is to add the word "both": This study analyzed how perceptions of both poverty and welfare policies influence social movements in the US. This ...
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Confusing use of 'to' preposition

It is hard to make the meaning clear without using a finite verb. (Your original doesn't have a finite verb, as is normal for a section heading.) Here are some possibilities: References to DOM ...
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Confusing use of 'to' preposition

Either meaning 1. or 2. can apply to the statement. The two meanings that you provided are sufficient to rephrase the statement. Meaning 2. can be made more clear as follows: DOM component references ...
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Difference between 'far', far off' and 'far out'?

As you say, far means a long distance. It it far to where we are going? Far off and far away describe something a long distance from the speaker, or the person from whose viewpoint the sentence is ...
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