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Am I using the right words?

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dennisdixon Posted at 04h39 on Feb 15 15
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I am not sure if I am using the words in bold correctly.

(1) This site which was used for the Olympic Games will soon be dedicated to construction of a new museum.

(2) He is a wrestler. Regular weight lifting is essential to/for increasing his physical strength.

In (1), does "dedicated" fit the sentence about constructing a museum? In (2), sometimes I see people use "to" and other time, I see them use "for". I am not sure about this one.

Please explain my questions. Thanks a lot.
youssef Posted at 14h45 on Feb 16 15
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(1) This site which was used for the Olympic Games will soon be dedicated to construction of a new museum.

(2) He is a wrestler. Regular weight lifting is essential to/for increasing his physical strength.


1. The word dedicated is correct.

2. As far as the second example is concerned, here are the possible options:
A. ...essential for increasing...
B. ...essential to increase...

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