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They all share the ethical intention ------ safe transference.

What preposition is the most idiomatic to put in the blank? "to", "of", "for", etc.?

  • What do you mean by safe transference? And which preposition do you think matters here? – Lambie Dec 18 '17 at 0:27
  • @Lambie "safe transference of charity money for example". I first used "to", but then doubted. – Sasan Dec 18 '17 at 0:29
  • Money=a safe transfer, not transference. Transference is psychology or some other field. – Lambie Dec 18 '17 at 0:30
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The preposition that is appropriate here is of.

They all share the ethical intention of ...

This is [some thing] in relation to [some other thing] (a noun) and could be written as, "They all share the ethical intention in relation to [something]."

If the [something] was an action (i.e. verb), then the preposition could be "to". For example, "They all share the ethical intention to transfer the money safely.", or (more idiomatically) "They all have the ethical intention to transfer the money safely."

  • What about "transferring"? "they share the ethical intention of/to transferring the money safely"? – Sasan Dec 18 '17 at 2:08
  • With the gerund -ing the preposition is also of. – Mick Dec 18 '17 at 2:14

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