How to remember how to spell therefore vs therefor

If you’re like me, you forget if therefore has the letter e at the end.

Yes, it does. But the word therefor without the e also exists. Therefor is an ancient word that simply means “for” or “for that purpose”. Its current use is mostly in legal documents.

So it’s easy to remember that when it means for, it ends in for.

Therefore, when you mean therefore, end it in fore.

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2 Responses to How to remember how to spell therefore vs therefor

  1. Philip Kraker says:

    Use therefor in a sentence please.

  2. He submitted his resume and included a list of his references therefor.

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