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My decision to resign is in response to your attacks on core values of the United States.

Do you find the usage of in "response" in the above sentence OK? I would use these alternatives; but of course I am not a native speaker:

  1. In response to your attack…, I decided to resign.

  2. My decision to resign is the response to your attack.

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    Yes, it's completely fine, and there are 371 results that match [be] in response to in COCA. – userr2684291 Aug 25 '17 at 14:18
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    It's fine. Your first alternative is ok. Second alternative, "the response" is overbroad. My response to your attack is to resign. – Tᴚoɯɐuo Aug 25 '17 at 14:47
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    @Tᴚoɯɐuo: As ever, it's all about precise context. For example, the phrasing in #2 could be perfectly natural as a reply to I raised some serious issues concerning your chairmanship at the board meeting last week, but apparently you haven't responded. Do you have anything to say before I table a vote of no confidence? – FumbleFingers Aug 25 '17 at 14:54

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