I've thought of using with/for but I don't think it seems to fit in here. I'd definitely appreciate if somebody could help me out with this one.

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  • I would use "of". ngrams implies that's most common. TFD also has an "of" example. You can use these resources to enhance or answer your own questions in future (I think the lack of research in your question is causing close/down votes). Welcome to ELU. – Pam Jan 7 at 15:24
  • There is no single "correct" preposition. Of the possible words or phrases that could be put in the blank spot, it's a matter of preference. – Jason Bassford Jan 11 at 19:45

I don't think that it can be completed with just one word. I suggest 'to be of'.

As in: "I shall be glad to be of his assistance."

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