For what? VS. What for?

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For what? VS. What for?

 

The two expressions can be used interchangeably for the same meaning or is there a meaning difference between them?

 

Thank you so much as usual and have a good day.

edited Jul 23 '13 at 04:17 Hans Contributor

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Conversationally, people will often ask, "What for?" which means the same as "Why?" or "For what purpose?"

link answered Jul 23 '13 at 05:06 Patty T Grammarly Fellow

Thank you but I can hear "for what?" a lot and then what is the meaning of "for what?" ? Thank you so much.

HansJul 23 '13 at 08:44

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