Question by  wrestler88 (192)

What is proper: "method of" or "method for"?

As in, "What is the best method for cleaning a car?" versus "What is the best method of cleaning a car?"


Answer by  johncoveleski (93)

While English rules are constantly changing, the proper usage is 'method for. ' You're asking what you can use that's best for cleaning a car, not 'of' cleaning a car.


Answer by  SandyG (807)

The correct form is "What is the best method to clean a car? " or "What is the best method of cleaning a car? " The first option is easier for most people to understand.

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