basis <for/of> comparison

SReynolds

Senior Member
Hungarian
I was wondering about the proper usage of the phrase basis <for/of> comparison. I've always used it with for because that seemed natural to me (you need bases in order to (=for) compare things), but I've noticed that some sources say basis of comparison as well. Which preposition would you use in the following example sentences:

This is the first part of the trilogy so there's no basis <for/of> comparison.
The two products are completely different. There's no basis <for/of> comparison?


If both are correct, can you think of a situation where you might prefer one over the other?
 
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