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Therefor and therefore -- help!
“Therefor" is a rarely used formal word that means "for that purpose or object," or "for or in return for that”:
- When the customer returned the item for being defective, the store issued him a refund therefor.
- Jimmy failed the pop quiz and gave his explanations therefor.
- Lisa’s grandfather told her to buy whatever she wanted for Christmas and sent her a suitcase full of cash therefor.
“Therefore" is a common adverb that means "for that reason" or "consequently":
- "I think. Therefore,I am.” – René Descartes
- My sister returned my car with bird poop on the window. She will therefore have to buy me a new car.
- You made fun of my dog; therefore, you and I can no longer be friends.
Hey! I'm writing some math word problems and I don't know which is correct: a 24-pack of cola or a 24-pack of colas. I'm sure my students would be quite upset if I didn't use correct grammar in my math assignment.
A “24-pack of colas" is correct. (But it looks and sounds funny, doesn’t it?)
Of course, you could write “a 24-pack of Diet Coke" (Pepsi, Dr. Pepper, Mountain Dew, etc.) or "a 24-pack of soft drinks" instead; they would all look and sound less awkward.
Good luck on writing your math problems!
I get the difference between "affect" and "effect", but could you give me some sort of handy little rule so I remember which to use in which situation?
It’s all about RAVEN.
No, this “RAVEN”:
Remember: Affect is a Verb; Effect is a Noun.
The only time it doesn’t work is in the very rare instance when you need to use "effect" as a verb or "affect" as a noun.
But hey, I’ll take any mnemonic that works 99% of the time.
Think → thought → has, have, had thought
(Who’d have “thunk” it?)