Date: Fri, 8 Dec 1995 13:08:00 -0800 From: "Sheridan, Kathleen" 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 the bus.")