Today’s topic is prepositions. You already know many prepositions such as “of”, “in”, “for”, and “with”. These words help to clarify how other words relate to each other.
However, they are easy to confuse. There are no good rules for when to use each one, but native speakers notice immediately when the wrong preposition is used.
Here’s a trick to help you figure out which one is correct. If you are unsure whether to say “affiliated to” or “affiliated with”. Search for both in a English-language search engine and look at how many search results are returned for each. Whichever has more results is probably correct.
This trick does not work every time, but it is a helpful tool to have while writing.