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In the following sentence, I do not know if the preposition "for" after "required" is correct. I think I can use "to" after "required", but I do not know which one is more grammatically correct? Please help me out with this issue. Thanks!

Solving the mentioned problems can contribute to finding key answers required for enabling this technology.

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The given phrasing is acceptable, but I think it's more common to use to with an infinitive verb:

Solving the mentioned problems can contribute to finding key answers required to enable this technology.

  • It may be correct but it's awfully clunky. Why not trim it down to: Solving these problems may help provide the key to enable this technology. You make it much easier on your reader and the meaning is the same. – Ronald Sole Apr 10 '17 at 22:46
  • @RonaldSole Sure, there are lots of ways to phrase things. This isn't a forum on writing style, so I was just addressing the specific grammatical issue in the question. – Barmar Apr 11 '17 at 15:47
  • @Barman Perfectly true. I retract the suggestion. – Ronald Sole Apr 11 '17 at 22:25

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