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    Question confused about the usage or preposition and adverb

    there is a simple sentence:
    i sent him back to the corner(subject+verb+adverb+prepositional phrase)
    i sent him at the corner(subject+verb+prepositional phrase)

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    1.Are both of them correct?
    2.a further question,does the prepositional phrase"at the corner" function as a
    adverb?

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    Exclamation Re: confused about the usage or preposition and adverb

    Quote Originally Posted by nono1994 View Post
    there is a simple sentence:
    i sent him back to the corner(subject+verb+adverb+prepositional phrase)
    i sent him at the corner(subject+verb+prepositional phrase)

    questions:
    1.Are both of them correct?
    2.a further question,does the prepositional phrase"at the corner" function as a
    adverb?
    The first sentence is correct. The second one does not convey any meaning with the preposition "at" because it does not work with the verb 'sent' which expresses movement.The most common prepositions used when expressing movement toward something are -To, On (to), In (to).
    To” indicates direction toward an action or place. Here, “Corner” is a place, so the correct preposition is 'to'.
    I sent him to the corner. Yes, the highlighted prepositional phrase acts as adverb.

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    Re: confused about the usage or preposition and adverb

    you have mentioned that the most common prepositions used when expressing movement toward something are"To" ,"On" (to),"In" (to).

    could you provide some examples to me which include the words"on"and"in" express movement toward something?

    thanks for your reply

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    Exclamation Re: confused about the usage or preposition and adverb

    Quote Originally Posted by nono1994 View Post
    you have mentioned that the most common prepositions used when expressing movement toward something are"To" ,"On" (to),"In" (to).

    could you provide some examples to me which include the words"on"and"in" express movement toward something?

    thanks for your reply
    Here are two examples:
    The children threw their coins in/into the fountain.
    The cowboy jumped on/onto the back of the horse.
    For further study visit: Prepositions: Prepositions of Direction: To, On (to), In (to ...

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