PREPOSITIONS Part 6--TO

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Indeed, prepositions are tricky. Some words can be paired with different prepositions and of course, a change in preposition also means a change in the meaning of the sentence. Below are some of the words that always go with the preposition TO, in alphabetical order.

Disclaimer:
My list, of course, MAY NOT BE COMPLETE. These are the words that I often encounter whenever I read magazines, books, etc.

TO

Accustomed
I am from a tropical country. I think I can never be accustomed to living in a cold country.
When you go to another country, you have to learn the culture of that country and be accustomed to it.

Amount
The man's unpaid dues amount to $1,000. The landlor will evict him soon.

Appeal
Clubbing doesn't appeal to me. I'd rather stay home, drink coffee, and read my books.

Apply
You can apply to this company. Your qualifications match their requirements.

Attach
Please attach the file to your email and send it to me.
Attach this receipt to the voucher.

Attend
Sorry, I can't talk to you for a long time. I have other things to attend to.

Belong
These old books belong to Jane. She likes collecting old books.

Challenge
I heard that she is really a good speaker.  I want to challenge her to a debate. She can choose the topic she wants us to debate on.

Compare
Batanes Island Philippines is always compared to the Maldives because of its pristine beaches and breathtaking ocean views.

Condemn
He expressed his disapppointment with the government. He practiced his freedom of speech. Why, then, should he be condemned to death?

Confess
Aren't you going to confess to your husband that you cheated on him with your personal driver?

Confine
It's cruel to confine this rabbit to this cage. You have to put the rabbit back in the wild. 

Consent
The mother wants to have sole custody of the child, but given her irresponsible behavior,  I don't think that the court will consent to her request.

Convert
Is it really good to convert to another religion, or is it better to stick to the belief you grew up in?

Entitle
You think I'm not pretty? Well, you are entitled to your own opinion.

Listen
Do you listen to classical music, or to rap music?

Mention
Don't mention to Alice that I gave you a chocolate cake. She might get jealous.

Object
One prominent businessperson wants to build a factory right next to the river. I'm sure the residents will object to his plan.

Prefer
I prefer reading books to watching TV programs.

React
Understandably, the father reacted angrily to the news that his teenage daughter got pregnant.

Reply
I'm sorry, I could not reply to your message immediately.  I was taking a shower. 

Respond
The people in 911 responded to the call as fast as they could.

See
Please see to it that all shoppers are wearing masks. Make sure to spray their hands with this sanitizer before they enter the store.

Submit
As soon as you finish writing the financial report, please submit it to the CEO. He wants to see the report before 5:00 today.

Surrender
The leader of the kidnappers surrendered to policemen.

Turn
He always goes out with his friends. He never invites me to hang out with him. The funny thing is, he always turns to me for some comfort and advice whenever he has difficulties.

Yield
If you listen to Elton John's song Sacrifice, you will understand why we have to restrain ourselves so that we won't yield to temptation.  

Japanese Translation
Credit: Google Translate 

実際、前置詞は扱いにくいです。一部の単語は、異なる前置詞と組み合わせることができます。もちろん、前置詞の変更は、文の意味の変更も意味します。以下は、前置詞TOと常に一致するいくつかの単語です(アルファベット順)。

免責事項:

もちろん、私のリストは完全ではないかもしれません。雑誌や本などを読むたびによく出くわす言葉です。

英語版の例文を確認してください。私の翻訳が完全でない場合は申し訳ありません。私のブログを読んでいただきありがとうございます。ごきげんよう。


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