Question: Which preposition is appropriate for the following sentence?

Given: He has no taste (in/for) music.

  • Either is appropriate, depending on what sense is intended. Commented Dec 17, 2014 at 9:54

1 Answer 1


It depends on what you are trying to say:

He has no taste for music.

This means that he doesn't care much for music.

He has no taste in music.

This means that he doesn't like good music, he only likes bad music (in the opinion of the speaker, at least).

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