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    preposition

    Dear teachers,

    Is the sentence "The research aims to investigate people' attitude and opinions on the new policies" correct? To my knowledge, the preposition after "attitude" should be "to/towards" and after "opinion" should be "on". So, in this case, is it possible to use only "on" after opinion?.

    Thank you very much!

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    Re: preposition

    Ideally, it would say "... people's attitude(s) to, and opinions on, the new policies." In reality, you will see sentences like the one you quoted quite frequently. "Attitudes and opinions" is a fairly common combination of words and the fact that they take different prepositions isn't really taken into account. People just use the preposition that comes directly after the last noun - in this case, "opinions".
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: preposition

    The word "concerning" would work for both.

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