2006Many of the improvements--- the hotel lobby were made by the new designer from
A)Along B) from C) to D) with
My student chose D- with, but the correct answer was actually C- to. Why is that necessarily the better choice? To me, it just is; 'improvement to" seems to be the usual collocation in a sentence like that.
I have seen 'improvement(s) with', but that sounds odd to me. 'improvement(s) of' sounds much better to me than 'improvements with' in the sentence in question.
found that 'with' also collocates with improvement in the Corpus of Contemporary American English, although it is number ten in the list (and 'to' is number seven).
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