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Rule "Collocation: accuse for/of"

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Description: Collocation: accuse for/of
Message: The usual preposition for accusations is "of", not "for".
Category: Collocations (ID: COLLOCATIONS)
Link: https://www.dailywritingtips.com/apply-to-apply-for-and-apply-with/
Incorrect sentences
that this rule can detect:
  • She accused the man for stealing.
    Correction suggestion: accused the man of
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Check the following text against just this rule:

ID: ACCUSE_FOR_OFF [77]
Version: 6.0-SNAPSHOT (2022-10-01 20:33:02 +0000)