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Rule "Collocation: consequences on/for/of"

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Description: Collocation: consequences on/for/of
Message: The usual preposition to use after "\2" is not "\3". Did you mean \2 of, \2 for, or \2 on?
Category: Collocations (ID: COLLOCATIONS)
Incorrect sentences
that this rule can detect:
  • The new labour laws will have consequences to employees.
    Correction suggestion: consequences of, consequences for, consequences on
Correct sentences
for comparison:
  • Think about the consequence 'of' inflation 'for' the economy.
  • Mayr claimed that there was "nothing of any real consequence in biology after Lucretius and Galen until the Renaissance.
  • ... a gritty look at war and its consequences on human life. [Example from Oxford Collocations Dictionary for students of English, 2nd edition.]
  • It is of little consequence to me.
  • Should the situation deteriorate further, it will also have economic consequences as companies hurry to reduce their debt burdens.
  • There are a lot of consequences to begin with.
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Check the following text against just this rule:

ID: CONSEQUENCES_OF_FOR [163]
Version: 6.5-SNAPSHOT (2024-06-22 22:33:07 +0200)