For - four

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For and four form one of the sets of homophones listed by the then Poet Laureate Robert Bridges.
(For more, see Bridges homophones). AWE has a category listing our articles on each of these.

  • for is a preposition.
  • four is the spelling of the number 4.
You may also want to see AWE's article on the prefixes For- and fore-,

Confusion arises in compounds of the number: see also fourteen - forty. There is also a confusable homophone in forth and fourth.