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    Default What's the correct preposition for 'Satisfactory'?

    Hi all!

    I wanted to know which is the correct preposition for 'Satisfactory.' Is it 'to', 'for', or both? And, if both, what's the difference in usage?

    Thanks in advance!

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    Hi agustinab!
    What's your context or intention? I imagine many possible uses for "satisfactory".

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    I was sending some files to a co-worker after revision and I wanted tosay something like, I hope these are okay for you, meaning I hope you find them satisfactory.

    So my question here was if I should say satisfactoy for you/to you =)

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    I think that your solution is more natural that using just "satisfactory" with a preposition.

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    Default Re: What's the correct preposition for 'Satisfactory'?

    "TO" is the correct option according to Oxford

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    Default Re: What's the correct preposition for 'Satisfactory'?

    I think "Are these satisfactory?" is the simplest form; however, if you must use a preposition then I agree with iyuanobi: "to you".
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    Default Re: What's the correct preposition for 'Satisfactory'?

    The correct one is "TO"
    here is an example : http://test.prepositionary.com/satisfactory.htm

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    Nice example Outstndngguy

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    Thanks everyone!

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    Default Re: What's the correct preposition for 'Satisfactory'?

    Agustina, a couple of additional thoughts.

    "Were these answers satisfactory for what you had in mind?"

    "Are these answers satisfactory to you?"
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