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    Use of prepositions

    Dear teachers,

    Is this sentence correct?

    "Mr A plays his role to/in/for the best interests of Mr B."

    Thank you.

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    Re: Use of prepositions

    in; some people might regard 'for the interests' as acceptable there, too, although 'in the interests of' is a strong collocation; not "to" - although with a bit of rewording to could be made to fit: 'Mr A's efforts are all devoted to the best interests of Mr B.'


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