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FutureStarrIs with a preposition
Prepositions Prepositional phrases Above After, afterwards Against Among and amongst As At At, in and to (movement) At, on and in (place) At, on and in (time) Below Beneath Beyond By During For For + -ing From In front of In spite of and despite In, into Near and near to Of On, onto Over To Under Until With Within WithoutNouns Nouns: form Nouns and prepositions Nouns: compound nouns Nouns: countable and uncountable Nouns: forming nouns from other words Nouns: singular and plural.
He was knocked down by the leisure centre sounds implausible, and writing coaches would normally recommend another preposition (like outside or close to) to clarify the situation. However, when you are speaking English less formally and with less time to deliberate, a sentence like I’ll send you the stories by my friend Chris by email by Wednesday evening is not uncommon. If you come across to in a sentence, there are two possibilities – three if you count the author misspelling the intensifier too. Firstly, it will more often than not be used as a preposition (to the Batmobile!), or as part of a prepositional phrase (in order to relieve the pressure). Secondly, it appears as a particle to show the infinitive case of verbs (to expect; I decided to wait for the bus).
As a preposition, to is used a few different ways. It can show the person or place that movement is towards (he walked to the forest; she passed the ball to her mother), or it can show a limit or terminal point (stuffed to the gills). It can also be used when discussing time – as in working nine to five or ten minutes to seven.Some verbs and adjectives are followed by a certain preposition. Sometimes verbs and adjectives can be followed by different prepositions, giving the phrase different meanings. To find which prepositions follow the verb or an adjective, look up the verb or adjective in an online dictionary, such as Merriam Webster, or use a corpus, such as The Corpus of Contemporary American English. Memorizing these phrases instead of just the preposition alone is the most helpful. (Source: academicguides.waldenu.edu)