Hello,

I would like to ask how to use the word "imposed" in the following sentences (with "to" or with "on"):

A) "In order to determine the additional time imposed to the running program due to its partially incorrect input, we evaluate..."

B) "In order to determine the additional time imposed on the running program due to its partially incorrect input, we evaluate..."

I guess sentence (B) is more correct, but I came accross "imposed to" in many scientific papers and US government reports on the internet. Is "imposed to" completely wrong in the above context?

Many thanks in advance.
Hi,

I would like to ask how to use the word "imposed" in the following sentences (with "to" or with "on"):

A) "In order to determine the additional time imposed to the running program due to its partially incorrect input, we evaluate..."

B) "In order to determine the additional time imposed on the running program due to its partially incorrect input, we evaluate..."

I guess sentence (B) is more correct, but I came accross "imposed to" in many scientific papers and US government reports on the internet.

Is "imposed to" completely wrong in the above context? Yes, it is.

'Imposed to' is OK in a suitable context.

Consider this example.

The judge imposed on Tom a parking fine of $100.

The fine was imposed to punish Tom.

Clive
Thank you Clive for your reply.