Equivalent TO or OF

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The adjective equivalent is used when something has the same value, amount, meaning etc. as another thing. The most common preposition used with this adjective is to:
 

  • 150 grams are equivalent to a medium-sized potato.
  • James thought retiring was equivalent to a death sentence.
  • Seven human years are equivalent to one dog year.

 
When equivalent is used as a noun, the most common preposition is of:
 

  • 150 grams are the equivalent of a medium-sized potato.
  • James thought retiring is the equivalent of a death sentence.
  • Seven human years are the equivalent of one dog year.

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