what's the difference between expectations OF and expectations FOR

English translation: IMHO...

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 09:34 Apr 3, 2008
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 English term or phrase: what's the difference between expectations OF and expectations FOR You can find both of them though I wonder whether there is any difference in meaning between the two. Many thanks in advance! Carla
 carla
 English translation:IMHO... Explanation:expectation of: desired result (e.g. expectation of a person = desired behaviour or desired result of the person's actions) *or* expected result (in the mathematical sense, but also in the sense of most likely result -- e.g. Q: 'What is your expectation of his reaction?' A: 'I think he'll go along.') expectation for: anticipated result (forecast) (e.g expectation for the business year = sales, profit, etc. expected to be achieved based on current plans and anticipated activities)
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Ken Cox
Local time: 15:23
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3 +2IMHO...Ken Cox
3cf below
 sophieb

9 mins   confidence:
what's the difference between expectations of and expectations for
cf below

Explanation:
expectation of = foresee/forecast, anticipate
expectation for = +/- demand

 sophiebFranceLocal time: 15:23Works in fieldNative speaker of: French

50 mins   confidence: peer agreement (net): +2
what's the difference between expectations of and expectations for
IMHO...

Explanation:
expectation of: desired result (e.g. expectation of a person = desired behaviour or desired result of the person's actions) *or* expected result (in the mathematical sense, but also in the sense of most likely result -- e.g. Q: 'What is your expectation of his reaction?' A: 'I think he'll go along.')
expectation for: anticipated result (forecast) (e.g expectation for the business year = sales, profit, etc. expected to be achieved based on current plans and anticipated activities)

 Ken CoxLocal time: 15:23Native speaker of: EnglishPRO pts in category: 27

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