For me, one of the most difficult things to learn are prepositions.
My question is about using it with verbs. Is there any logic ways of using it ? shall I learn them by heart?
I can understand why I "spend money ON" but I can't understand why I say "have you ever been TO Italy" .
There are some more examples.
Thanks in advance :)
What other examples?
Have you ever been to Italy = "to" indicates movement to a specific location.
You can also say "Have you ever been in Italy" = "in" indicates location within a specific location.
You may find this link helpful [scroll down to Prepositions] OWL: Handouts: Grammar, Punctuation, and Spelling
Well, I personally think that it is good to know what for, when and where a particular preposition is used. But the most essential thing to remember them is to see them used in context. So a good dictionary should be your best mate. And doing a lot of reading could make you make even better progress.
Thanks for you answers:
My dog barks AT me.
Most car advertisements are aimed AT men.
Why should I use AT with those verbs? What does AT mean in those cases? how about using TO ?
What I'm trying to figure out is how to use a preposition instead another.
This is because there are a lot of times I want to say a verb but I don't know its preposition so I would like to figure out what preposition I have to say using a kind of logic.
That's why I asked you about "been to"
I'm interested IN (what would happen if I wrote "ON"?)
By the way, thanks Anglika for that link, it is useful for me!
Thanks in advance :) :)
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