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Rule "Collocation: damage of/to"

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Description: Collocation: damage of/to
Message: The usual collocation for the word "damage" is "to", not "of".
Category: Collocations (ID: COLLOCATIONS)
Incorrect sentences
that this rule can detect:
  • It may cause damage of wildlife.
    Correction suggestion: damage to
Correct sentences
for comparison:
  • Damage of any sort (e.g., holes, edge dents, repairs, cleaning, re-engraving or gouges) can substantially reduce the value of a coin.
  • Even properly placed transition words cannot undo the damage of having spelling and grammar mistakes.
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Check the following text against just this rule:

ID: DAMAGE_OF_TO [48]
Version: 6.4-SNAPSHOT (2024-02-25 16:45:50 +0000)