I wish to have a slogan for a software company. The slogan that I thought of is something like

"Adapting to your Changes"

What I want to say with that slogan is, our company adapts well with the changes in requirements of the customers.

Is it supposed to be "Adapting with your Changes" instead?

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    – Kris
    May 1 '13 at 7:21
  • Ok, I'll keep that in mind and your comment worth a vote up. May 1 '13 at 7:28

There's no way anyone but you can say what your slogan is supposed to be.

The usual preposition for adapt is to: X adapts to Y, meaning something adapts in response to some external stimulus. Your customers' circumstances change, and you adapt accordingly.

Changing the preposition to with has two effects:

  • It's unusual, so it attracts attention and consideration;
  • It brings your adapting alongside your customers' changes, rather than lagging behind them. It's collaborative rather than reactive.

Whether you want to use the word changes could bear consideration. Using changes might be seen as implying that you consider your customers as fickle, perhaps even not foreseeing consequences and constantly changing to correct mistakes. Perhaps you might use the word needs there:

Adapting with your needs

This trusts your clients with more foresight and analysis into what they actually need; and using with indicates that you can actually help rather than simply react.

  • Thank you very much. It was an wonderful explanation. Changing to "Adapting with your Needs" :-) May 1 '13 at 8:11
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    May 1 '13 at 9:08
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The preposition that goes with adapt is generally, to.

Adapting to your changes is fine.

Although the idea of "keeping pace with changes and adapting as required from time to time" that you seem to want to convey is understandable, "keeping pace with" and "adapting" are two distinct things. The preposition applies to adapt alone.

The phrase Adapt with change is sometimes, though only rarely, used, in a rather different sense: perhaps, meaning adapt to something with a change in something else.

You may want to rephrase the sentence suitably, which is a different story.

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