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    to/of

    I have two questions.
    1.I would like to know the meaning of "to" in the next sentence.
    There are many advantages to riding a bicycle.

    2. I wonder if there is any differece between "A" and "B".
    A: There are many advantages to riding a bicycle.
    B: There are many advantages of riding a bicycle.

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    Re: to/of

    "advantage" collocates with "to".

    There is an advantage to it.
    The advantages of walking out of doors are attractive to me. -- In this sentence "advantage of" is not an idiomatic combination; it is a free combination.

    There are many advantages to riding a bicycle.
    There are many advantages of riding a bicycle.

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    #3

    Re: to/of

    Quote Originally Posted by polis View Post
    There are many advantages of riding a bicycle.
    This is not incorrect.

    COCA gives the following numbers of example sentences:

    advantages of: 1839, including......advantages of + -ing form: 223
    advantages to: .442.......................advantages to + -ing form: 106
    advantages in: .292.......................advantages of + -ing form: ..60

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