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    There are advantages "of" or "to" doing something

    Which one is right? There are advantages "of" or "to" doing something.

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    Re: There are advantages "of" or "to" doing something

    It depends on the context.

    In the sentence you quote, then "to" is correct. However, if you were saying something like "What are the advantages of doing something?", then "of" is correct.
    I'm not a teacher of English, but I have spoken it for (almost) all of my life....

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    Re: There are advantages "of" or "to" doing something

    Quote Originally Posted by Grumpy View Post
    It depends on the context.

    In the sentence you quote, then "to" is correct. However, if you were saying something like "What are the advantages of doing something?", then "of" is correct.
    Thanks. Is there a reason why it's "to" only and not "of" when it comes with "there are".

    Also, a Cambridge IELTS question was:

    "Some people prefer to live in a house, while others feel that there are more advantages to living in an apartment.
    Are there more advantages than disadvantages of living in a house compared with living in an apartment?"

    In the first part, it's "to". In the second sentence, it's "of". Why the use of "of" in the second sentence? Both seem to use there "there are" pattern. Thanks.

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    Re: There are advantages "of" or "to" doing something

    Also, a further question. If you use "merits" or "benefits" or "positive aspects", would you also use the preposition "to" when using the "there be" pattern?

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    Re: There are advantages "of" or "to" doing something

    I'm hoping someone can answer the above questions. Thanks.

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    Re: There are advantages "of" or "to" doing something

    As far as I can see, you can use either, as in your IELTS questions. I hadn't heard of Grumpy's rule.
    There are probably regional differences.

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