Use of to and of


Is it more correct to use to or of: The solution to/of the equation is 5.

asked Jul 13 '13 at 18:16 Sue P. New member

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"To" usually indicates some sort of movement. (He went to the store.).
"Of" indicates the source or cause. (He is a friend of the family.).
"For" indicates a sort of belonging. (I bought a chair for my desk.).

I would use "for" in your sentence.

link comment answered Jul 14 '13 at 12:48 Patty T Grammarly Fellow

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