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Old March 04, 2011, 04:45 AM
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I've read this sentence usign "to". Would "of" be incorrect?

It's a document written by the delegates to the Constitutional Convention.

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Old March 04, 2011, 05:33 AM
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I've read this sentence usign "to". Would "of" be incorrect?

It's a document written by the delegates to the Constitutional Convention.

Presumably, the various states send delegates to the Constitutional Conference, so to is correct. But also the CC consists of delegates, so they are part of it, so I would say of is also correct. (But someone from over there should comment )
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Old March 04, 2011, 05:48 AM
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OK, I'll wait. Thanks.

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OK, I'll wait. Thanks.

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Ah - I guess this conference no longer exists. I was thinking of their presidential selection procedure. sent.
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OK, I'll wait. Thanks.

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I prefer of, because to is ambiguous.
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I prefer of, because to is ambiguous.
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"...delegates at the conference." would also be correct.
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Irma - I think that either would be correct, depending on the context. Can you give the one or two sentences that come before this one?
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Old March 05, 2011, 01:06 AM
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I don't have the notes here. On Monday I'll see.

But thanks.
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I agree with Lou Ann.

Contexts:

The Constitutional Convention held in Philadelphia.

The delegates representing the different States at the convention.

A document was written by some delegates

a) The document was written somewhere else and was presented/directed/addressed to the rest of the delegates at/in the convention.

b) The delegates wrote the document at the convention.

c) The delegates of this/that convention wrote a document.

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