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Thread: Possibilities

    • Join Date: Mar 2009
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    Dear teachers,
    Which one is correct or when each of them can be correct:
    'possibility of' or 'possibility to'?

    • Join Date: Nov 2007
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    Re: Possibilities

    There is the possibility of rain."
    'of' is a prepostion.

    From possibility to actuality: building a bridge from Sweden to Denmark.
    'to' is a preposition and 'actuality' is the noun.

    You will also see:
    With the new software, we now have the possibility to access the National Database.
    Firstly, here, 'to' is not the preposition, but the infinitive 'to access'

    Secondly, such sentences are better phrased as:

    "With the new software, there is now the possibility of accessing..."

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