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Which sentence is correct?

Allocation of a fair proportion of a country's health budget to preventative measures seems to be a wise choice.

Allocation of a fair proportion of a country's health budget for preventative measures seems to be a wise choice.

Should I use for or to?

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In your example the meaning is

"A particular amount of money should be used for a particular purpose".

The second sentence corresponds to this meaning.

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  • what does the first one mean?
    – Maryam
    Feb 27 '16 at 7:53
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    The usage of "to" is incorrect here. You can use "to" with a person or an organization.
    – V.V.
    Feb 27 '16 at 8:08
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You can use either one, but the meaning is not the same.

Allocation of a fair proportion of a country's health budget to preventative measures seems to be a wise choice.

"allocation to preventative measures" indicates that the money is allocated from the budget, that will be used to pay for those measures.

Allocation of a fair proportion of a country's health budget for preventative measures seems to be a wise choice

"allocation for preventative measures" indicates the purpose of the allocation.

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