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    #1

    To or For?

    Would you say - Dr. Smith is an asset to this project or for this project?

    Thanks.


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    Re: To or For?

    Dr. Smith is an asset to the project.

    (British English - North American usage may be different.)


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    Re: To or For?

    Thanks!!!


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    Re: To or For?

    Quote Originally Posted by crussell View Post
    Would you say - Dr. Smith is an asset to this project or for this project?

    Thanks.
    I would say Dr. Smith is an asset.

    Asset simply means something valuable, and it is a noun, so it shouldn't have 'to' or 'for' following it. You could say he is an asset in the project, but it is quite an ugly sentence.

    If you are having difficulties like this, take it as an indication that you are trying to crowbar the wrong word into the sentence. You are trying to say that Dr. Smith helped the project, so use that word or something similar.

    "Dr.Smith is a benefit to this project."

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