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Michelle Green

Senior Member
Chinese
Hi all,
I want to write a title of video.
God Is Salvation to Man
It is right to use "to" here? The intended meaning is: God is man's salvation, and everything He does for mankind is salvation.
Thank you!
 
  • PaulQ

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    UK
    English - England
    In this context, the "to" in "to man" indicates a dative of association/possession. (This use of "to" is closely related to "for" which is the dative of purpose: God Is Salvation for Man.)

    Compare:
    This is the key to/for the door
    There is no solution to/for the problem.
     
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