The Preposition "To"

Hello Verbling community! My name is David and this is my grammar tip for today! I will discuss the preposition to. There are 3 main ways to use the preposition to.

1. to + verb  This is called the infinitive.

  • I like to eat pizza.
  • I want to buy a new hat.
2. toward something or someone

  • Give this pen to him.
  • I sent an email to Kate.
3. go + to + place

  • Jessie goes to work every day.
  • Jen and Alice go to the market on Sundays.
* In most cases we “go to” a place. There are some exceptions like “home” and the “here” words. The “here” words are: “here, there, everywhere, somewhere, and nowhere."

  • After school I want to go home. (Not go to home)
  • Let’s go there for dinner. (Not let’s go to there)
I hope you can now speak with confidence when using the preposition to. Thank you for reading! Follow me if you would like to receive more grammar tips, and book a free trial class today to improve your English!
January 28, 2019
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