I usually don't really struggle with prepositions, but there is one instance where I am not sure whether to use "of" or "for".

Take this sentence as an example:

The results for/of both perspectives are rather similar.

I feel like "for" is more appropriate, but I am not sure why. Would be great if a native speaker could opine.

To provide a bit more context:

In the ICAAP, which is a regulatory requirement for banks, (see here if you want to know more)

there are two different perspectives/views (Normative and Economic), i.e. two different ways to compute "the numbers". Hence, I usually need to mention whether I am talking about the results for/of the Normative View or the Economic View to make clear what I am talking about.

Thank you!

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    I agree that for is better. I'm no economist, but it seems they are not 'results of the perspectives' like 'results of an experiment', but results of calculations using those perspectives. Jul 3, 2023 at 8:02
  • @KateBunting Thanks for your comment. Yes, the perspectives are more or less frameworks for the calculations. Jul 3, 2023 at 8:23
  • I would rather use "from both perspectives".
    – Graffito
    Jul 3, 2023 at 17:47
  • I don't understand how a perspective can have a result. If that were clearer from the context, it would be easier to answer.
    – gotube
    Jul 3, 2023 at 20:45

1 Answer 1


The use of particular prepositions in particular situations is often quite subjective. However, saying "the results of X" frequently suggests that the results were produced by X. (Kate Bunting, in a comment, mentions "results of an experiment". We could also talk about the results of a contest, results of a decision, etc.) Therefore, assuming that neither perspective actually produced the results, I agree that "for" seems to work better.

However, I'd probably prefer "according to" over both of those prepositions:

The results according to both perspectives are rather similar.

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