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@Toaha posted:

1. Why do some people ask questions on Quora for which answers could easily be found by searching on Google?

2. Why do some people ask questions on Quora to which answers could easily be found by searching on Google?

Hi, Toaha,

The preposition that usually follows the noun "answer" is "to": answer to a question.

However, in relative constructions I think both "to" and "for" work. "for" seems to be more usual in the plural (answers for questions), which is in line with the idea of there being a wide range of possible answers available for certain questions, while "to" seems to be more appropriate in the singular (answer to a question), because the singular points to specificity.

That said, I prefer "for."

However, I find the relative construction with the fronted preposition somewhat awkward. I think an adverbial clause or a relative clause without a fronted preposition would flow more easily, as can be seen on the Internet:

- Why do some people ask questions on Quora that could be easily answered by using Google?

- Why do people ask questions on Quora when they could google the answer?

- Why do some people ask questions on Quora instead of looking up the answers by using Google?

- Why do people ask on Quora questions that can just be googled?

The simplest question of all would be:

- Why don't people ask Google instead of Quora?

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