If one wants to say:

The cause of/for his interest in ... was ...

should one use of or for in this context As far as I understand from the previous research, it should be for as it is an outcome.

  • Google's Ngrams suggests the only word that can go there is "of".
    – gotube
    Oct 14, 2022 at 16:48
  • Please add parentheses or put in bold the words you want to highlight.
    – banuyayi
    Oct 14, 2022 at 17:08

1 Answer 1


The cause of his interest...

cause of something

but reason for something

reason for success.

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