...continue to be applied to North Korea.

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Elaine Koh

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Singapore English
US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said both economic and diplomatic pressure will continue to be applied to North Korea.

The above is from a local newspaper.

Can I use "on" on place of "to"?

Thanks.
 
  • BLUEGLAZE

    Senior Member
    English - USA
    We do put pressure on, but we apply pressure to.
    Both prepositions can be used with apply. Each has it's subtlety.
     
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