Prepositions

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Grammarly suggest that the preposition for after pursue should be removed. I am not sure.. Can anyone help me out?

See example:

However, researchers' pursue for the "perfect" definition of cosmopolitanism, what or who is cosmopolitan, or what it actually is, is still rolling.
asked Jul 25 '13 at 17:51 Lene Sandem New member

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I agree with Grammarly. One usually pursues something, not for something.

There is another problem or two with this sentence, though.

"Researchers'" is plural possessive, which means what follows has to be a noun, in which case 'pursue' should be pursuit, and the preposition would be appropriate.

 

However, researchers' pursuit for the "perfect" definition of cosmopolitanism, what or who is cosmopolitan, or what it actually is, is still rolling.

link comment answered Jul 25 '13 at 18:54 Lewis Neidhardt Grammarly Fellow

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