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    I would like to ask which preposition is correct in the following sentence:

    "Your support to/in/for our company is much appreciated."
    "Local people have given us a lot of support in/to/for our campaign."
    "There was widespread support in/to/for the war."
    "They signed a petition in support of/in/to the pay claim."

    Thanks for your advice.
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    Default Re: Support

    'For', in both sentences.

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    But I would like to know whether "to" after "support" is an American usage as against the British "for".

    Thanks again

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    I don't think so, but you will have to ask an American to be sure.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    I don't think so, but you will have to ask an American to be sure.
    Dear teachers, your comments are appreciated.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Deepurple View Post
    But I would like to know whether "to" after "support" is an American usage as against the British "for".

    Thanks again
    Is "support to", rather than "support in/for" an acceptable way of expression in American English?

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