No, it is not correct. The preposition should be "by".
This will not be approved of the local authorities.
The above sentence is quoted from TOEFL-iBT Advanced Vocabulary, edited by a Taiwanese teacher of English. There is no context. It sounds odd to me. Is it really acceptable to native speakers?
Last edited by sitifan; 28-Sep-2015 at 05:50.
I need native speakers' help.
... or "... will not be approved of by the local authorities" is grammatical, but I agree with Mike.