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Which is grammatical? What are the differences? And what is the preferred usage?

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Maybe with a complete sentence you might see the differences. Being incomplete just distort the meaning. You might have asked: Answer to - answer of - answer for and would have been the same effect. – Billeeb Aug 6 '12 at 14:59
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The answer to the question is the normal grammatical form.

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