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    Hello,

    Doing a gap-fill exercise, I was surprised to see that the word 'attitude' is used with the preposition 'on':

    ...This is surprising, given that great differences often exist between the attitudes of parents and adolescents on such issues.

    Google returned quite a few results for 'attitude on'. Up until now I 've been sure the correct prepositions are 'to/towards'. My Oxford Collocations dictionary doesn't list 'on' for the entry. Could anyone please comment on this?

    Thank you in advance.

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    This is surprising, given that great differences often exist between the attitudes of parents and adolescents on such issues.

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    So it has nothing to do with 'attitudes'.
    Thank you.

    Do you think it would be incorrect to use 'to/towards' in the sentence above?

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    Default Re: attitude on

    I don't.

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