Date: Fri, 8 Dec 1995 13:08:00 -0800
From: "Sheridan, Kathleen" K.SHERIDAN[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]CGNET.COM
Subject: Re: Perspective...(?)
I have had a chance to discuss this with some of my colleagues. It seems to
be another one of those US versus UK English things.
The users of UK English all agree that it should be "gain a better
perspective OF [something]"
The US users tend towards "gain a better perspective ON [something]"
The choice of preposition that goes with a verb seems to be one area where
there is a lot of disagreement, and this is just one example. (A couple of
other examples include "cater TO" vs. "cater FOR" and "ride IN" vs. "ride ON