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    Default resolution with prepositions

    can you tell me the diffrence between resolution of, resolution to and resolution on, as in the following sentences:
    - Both countries called for the peaceful resolution of the border dispute.
    - Diplomats are hoping for a speedy resolution to the crisis.
    - A resolution on Ukrainian independence was adopted by the Supreme Soviet.
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    - Both countries called for the peaceful resolution of the border dispute.
    - Diplomats are hoping for a speedy resolution to the crisis.

    - A resolution on Ukrainian independence was adopted by the Supreme Soviet.[FONT=verdana,geneva,lucida,'lucida grande',arial,helvetica,sans-serif]

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    There is no difference between 'of' and 'to' in my opinion. In your first two sentences, 'resolution' means 'solution, answer'.
    In the third sentence, resolution means 'statement of opinion/decision/intent'. 'On' is correct, but 'about' is possible.
    Last edited by 5jj; 11-Mar-2011 at 09:29.

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    Default Re: resolution with prepositions

    Quote Originally Posted by fivejedjon View Post
    - Both countries called for the peaceful resolution of the border dispute.
    - Diplomats are hoping for a speedy resolution to the crisis.
    - A resolution on Ukrainian independence was adopted by the Supreme Soviet.[FONT=verdana,geneva,lucida,'lucida grande',arial,helvetica,sans-serif][/FONT]
    [FONT=verdana,geneva,lucida,'lucida grande',arial,helvetica,sans-serif][/FONT]
    [FONT=verdana,geneva,lucida,'lucida grande',arial,helvetica,sans-serif][/FONT] There is no difference between 'of' and 'to' in my opinion. In your first two sentences, 'resolution' means 'solution, answer'.
    In the third sentence, resolution means 'statement of opinion/decision/intent'. 'On' is correct, but 'about' is possible.
    Though fivejedjon is quite right about it, I think that there is a reason why "to" is used in the second sentence. "speedy" as an adjective for resolution might make it more suitable to use "to" instead of "of". "to" implies a sense of direction which is appropriate for "speedy".

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