[Grammar] Tolerance of/towards

Oceanlike

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Tolerance of/towards difference in views should be encouraged.

Can both ‘to’ and ‘towards’ be used? Both sounds fine to me.
Or is there a context where one if preferred over the other?

Thank you! :-D
 

teechar

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Tolerance of/towards differences in views should be encouraged.

Can both ‘to’ and ‘towards’ be used? Both sounds fine to me.
Or is there a context where one is preferred over the other?

Thank you! :-D
In the above, I can accept both. However, in some contexts, only one of them works.

That part needs to be machined to a tolerance of 0.01 mm. :tick:
That part needs to be machined to a tolerance towards 0.01 mm.
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You need to show some tolerance towards each other.
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You need to show some tolerance of each other.
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