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    approach to or in

    Hi,
    i need some help for this sentence, i cant find a proper solution...
    Is it:
    New approaches IN technology planning for home security.
    or:
    New approaches TO technology planning for home security.
    Is it TO or IN?
    Thank you.

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    Re: approach to or in

    Both are acceptable.

    The difference in the way my ear hears it is that 'in' is more connected to the phrase 'technology planning for home security', and 'to' is more connected to the 'new approaches' part. That doesn't mean, though, that the meaning is heard differently depending on which preposition you use. They both have the same meaning and sound completely natural.


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    Re: approach to or in

    Quote Originally Posted by pcuser View Post
    Hi,
    i need some help for this sentence, i cant find a proper solution...
    Is it:
    New approaches IN technology planning for home security.
    or:
    New approaches TO technology planning for home security.
    Is it TO or IN?
    Thank you.
    Well, I don't think anyone would notice a significant difference, but in that context and depending on the intent of the speaker/writer, use of "in" could mean that the "technology planning" already exists, whereas "to" could mean that the "planning" has yet to begin.


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