# [General]"be to the benefit ..."

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#### infiniteone

##### Member
I have diifficulty understanding the followings.

A-1 : This decision will be to the benefit of the whole nation.
A-2 : This decision will be the benefit of the whole nation.
A-3 : This decision will be the benefit to the whole nation.
A-4 : This decision will be the benefit for the whole nation.

B-1 : This decision will be of benefit to the whole nation.
B-2 : This decison will be of great benefit to the whole nation.

C-1 : This decision will be benefit to the whole nation.
C-2 : This decision will be of the benefit to the whole nation.

I don't know which is right. Using of "the" and many prepositions is always diifficult for me.
(I almost wrote "difficult to" instead of "diffcult for" in this part.)
plz help~!

#### bhaisahab

##### Moderator
Staff member
I have diifficulty understanding the followings.

A-1 : This decision will be to the benefit of the whole nation.
A-2 : This decision will be the benefit of the whole nation.
A-3 : This decision will be the benefit to the whole nation.
A-4 : This decision will be the benefit for the whole nation.

B-1 : This decision will be of benefit to the whole nation.
B-2 : This decison will be of great benefit to the whole nation.

C-1 : This decision will be benefit to the whole nation.
C-2 : This decision will be of the benefit to the whole nation.

I don't know which is right. Using of "the" and many prepositions is always diifficult for me.
(I almost wrote "difficult to" instead of "diffcult for" in this part.)
plz help~!
B1 and B2 are OK.

#### tedtmc

##### Key Member
A-1 : This decision will be to the benefit of the whole nation.

A-1 is also OK.

You can say:

The decision will be to your benefit
The decision will be of benefit to you.
The decision will benefit you.

not a teacher

#### BobK

##### Harmless drudge
Staff member
... up to a point... In my book, it's rare that a decision is of benefit to anyone. Its results benefit people; taking it can result in benefits. ;-)

So little time, so many nits to pick!

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#### euncu

##### Senior Member
The whole nation will benefit from (or by) this decision.

Is the sentence OK? And from or by, which one fits better?

#### bhaisahab

##### Moderator
Staff member
The whole nation will benefit from (or by) this decision.

Is the sentence OK? And from or by, which one fits better?