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  • Chapter 15. Preposition (Cont'd...)

    preposition

    In

    In a place, in a hurry, in arms, in difficulty, in ruins, in the dark, in the sun, in presence or absence, in office, in the navy, in army, in truth, in time, in danger, in pain, in sorrow, in general, in advance, etc.

    On

    On land, on trial, on duty, on the committee, on fire, on subject, play on instrument, etc.

    Under

    Under water/ tree/ government/ another/ arms/ trial/ consideration/ sentence of death, etc.

    15.5 Omission of preposition

    The verbs like advise, ask, beg, command, encourage, implore, invite, order, recommend, remind, request, tell, urge, warm, promise, show, etc. follow person without to. For example:
    I advised him to buy this book.
    I asked him a question.

    But the verbs like shout, complain, describe, explain, grumble, murmur, mutter, say, suggest, tall, whisper, etc. take to before the person addressed.

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