Talk:in favor of

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in favor of[edit]

This is either entirely SOP (in + favor + of) or partially SOP (in favor + of). --WikiTiki89 16:14, 3 January 2013 (UTC)

Keep and move to in favor, as it's not always followed by of. Mglovesfun (talk) 18:07, 3 January 2013 (UTC)
I dunno. In favor, when used in this sense but without an explicit following prepositional phrase headed by of, is always elliptical, I think. "All those in favor (of the matter being voted on) say 'Aye'" clearly refers to something obvious by context. DCDuring TALK 22:21, 3 January 2013 (UTC)
I don't see what sense of favor#Noun (from any favor at OneLook Dictionary Search) that applies.
Also, I have added two senses. Should they be included in or omitted from this RfD? DCDuring TALK 22:31, 3 January 2013 (UTC)
Keep as an idiomatic preposition. A partial synonym is for. As a variant "in your favor", etc. doesn't have "of" but it's still part of the word, similar to "for the sake of", "on behalf of", which become "for your sake", "on your behalf", etc. --Anatoli (обсудить/вклад) 23:06, 3 January 2013 (UTC)
I was thinking of in favor of versus in favor with. Mglovesfun (talk) 23:48, 4 January 2013 (UTC)
Keep as an idiomatic preposition. --EncycloPetey (talk) 23:45, 4 January 2013 (UTC)
  • Keep. — TAKASUGI Shinji (talk) 07:37, 21 January 2013 (UTC)
  • Keep It's a common phrase. Freebullets (talk) 13:15, 21 February 2013 (UTC)
    So is red car. DCDuring TALK 15:49, 21 February 2013 (UTC)
    What's that got to do with the price of eggs? Did I ever tell you I hate it when people like you bring up ridiculous example in defense of the outmoted policy that's SOP. Strong Keep Purplebackpack89 (Notes Taken) (Locker) 16:07, 21 February 2013 (UTC)
    DCD's comment was relevant. Someone proposed "it's a common phrase" as a reason to keep, and he pointed out that it's a fallacious reason, since "red car" is also a common phrase. Equinox 17:19, 21 February 2013 (UTC)
    Purplebackpack89, I thought you were a fan of including SoP things, so you think red car is ridiculous but also that we should include it, right? Mglovesfun (talk) 17:23, 21 February 2013 (UTC)
  • Move to in favor per Mglovesfun. — Ungoliant (Falai) 16:13, 21 February 2013 (UTC)
    in favor only bears on one of the three senses for which the of is optional. And, even for that one, in favor is an ellipsis that requires that there be something explicit in prior discussion to be in favor of.
  • Keep as is. DCDuring TALK 18:10, 21 February 2013 (UTC)

kept, non-obvious phrase especially for learners of English. If anything, it serves as a translation target. -- Liliana 17:19, 18 April 2013 (UTC)

Please check German translations to be in favor of death penaly = für die Todesstrafe sein I am in favour of that = ich bin dafür (opposite of I am against it, ich bin dagegen) to leave scool in favour of = zugunsten 21:41, 6 January 2014 (UTC)