she is the muse of / she is the muse to

Discussion in 'English Only' started by Ash40, Apr 14, 2015.

  1. Ash40 Member

    English - USA
    She is the muse of the book's photographer.

    She is the muse to the book's photographer.

    Or: She is the muse for the book's photographer.

    Which is correct? Not interested in changing the words around (e.g., "the photographer's muse.")
  2. natkretep

    natkretep Moderato con anima (English Only)

    English (Singapore/UK), basic Chinese
    I prefer muse to, but muse of is also used.

    In COCA (Corpus of Contemporary American English), there are 32 instances of muse to, 62 of muse of and 24 instances of muse for.
  3. Ash40 Member

    English - USA
    Thank you natkretep.

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