I need to find a solution to/for this problem.

Can

toandforbe used interchangeably here? Is one of them just plain wrong?

**Answer**

- I need to find a solution
tothis problem- I need to find a solution
forthis problem- I need to find a remedy
forthis problem

All three sentences are correct, although the second is less common. Usually, one will find that *to* is the preposition of choice for the word *solution*. However, *for* is preferred in certain cases, and I give two examples to illustrate this:

A bunch of students are working on a physics problem set in the common room.

CandJare done with questions 1 through 4 and are currently working on 5.Ajust finished solving question 4 and wants to check her work withCandJ: "Hey guys, could you show me your solutionnumber four? I’m not sure I did it correctly."forJoe had just bought a fridge for a dollar from an old lady down the road. Still unable to believe his luck, he wasted no time in setting it up in the corner of the hovel he shared with his brother, Alex. Only after plugging in the fridge did Joe realize that the door wouldn’t close properly. He repeatedly slammed the door shut only to have it slowly creak open each time to his chagrin. "Hey, bro," Alex finally said, "calm down. Calm down!" He pulled out a crowbar. "There’s a quick solution

this."for

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