faculty <for/of> gathering information

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!!!!!
 
  • timpeac

    Senior Member
    English (England)
    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!!!!!
    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".
     

    Goblin0612

    Member
    Chinese & English
    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".

    It's very kind of u Thanks!
     
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