when to use the preposition ‘of’ and when to use ‘to’
We normally use the preposition ‘of’ when we want to connect things to one another, for example:
- The highlight of the holiday was the walking tour of the ancient city.
- The new movie was excellent, but some parts of the movie were very violent.
- The pictures of earth taken from space are incredible.
We can also use ‘of’ to show an amount, for example:
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- Studies show that 7 hours of sleep per night is the recommended amount of sleep an adult requires.
- Dieticians recommend 0.8 grams of protein per kilogram of body weight.
- To pass the driving test a score of 35 out of 40 is required in the theory part of the test.
The preposition ‘to’ is often used when talking about movement. For example:
- Every evening, the children run to their parents when they get home from work.
- The CEO is flying to Hong Kong this week to visit the new office there.
- The letter was sent to the wrong address.
‘To’ is very often used to indicate a time period. For example:
- From January to July there will be training days every second Friday.
- Most employees work from 9 am to 5 pm, Monday to Friday.
- The English course is from 10 am to 1 pm every day for three months.
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