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Thread: Prepositions

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    Question Prepositions

    What is the difference between "recipient" and "beneficiary"?
    Is it, as a discrete question, related to "for" and "to", ot these prepositions could be used with both "recipient" and "beneficiary" in determined conditions? I mean, would "for" be used only with "beneficiary" and "to" only with "recipient"?

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    Re: Prepositions

    Recipient is a neutral term; the person could receive something either positive or negative, while a beneficiary gets something that will help (benefit) them. I would use 'of' after both of them; the beneficiary of the will...

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