accommodating <of><to> that

Grace Bhang

Senior Member
Which one is correct?
1. You should be more accommodating of that.
2. You should be more accommodating to that.

If that changes to him, will that be different?

Thank you.
  • lingobingo

    Senior Member
    English - England
    To accommodate is a transitive verb, so the standard preposition is of.

    They have accommodated that need.​
    We greatly appreciate their accommodation of that need.​

    But I’m not sure that this extends to the adjective accommodating, which is usually just used predicatively.

    They’ve been very accommodating. (= helpful)​