when to use the preposition โ€˜ofโ€™ and when to use โ€˜toโ€™


when to use the preposition โ€˜ofโ€™ and when to use โ€˜toโ€™

We normally use the preposition โ€˜ofโ€™ 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 โ€˜ofโ€™ 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 โ€˜toโ€™ 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.


โ€˜Toโ€™ 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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