faculty <for/of> gathering information

Discussion in 'English Only' started by Goblin0612, Mar 28, 2011.

  1. Goblin0612

    Goblin0612 Member

    Chinese & English
    My teacher said Mary had a great faculty for gathering information.
    but i think it's okay to use of like "she has a faculty of gathering information"

    Shall i use "for", or both "for" and "of" are okay. And i wanna know why.

    Thanks!!!!!
     
  2. timpeac

    timpeac Senior Member

    England
    English (England)
    When it means "aptitude" "faculty for" sounds correct to me. We talk of "faculty of xyz" when we are talking about departments of a university or similar. For example "he is head of the faculty of Oriental Studies".
     
  3. Goblin0612

    Goblin0612 Member

    Chinese & English

    It's very kind of u Thanks!
     

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