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    nur is offline Junior Member
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    Default The preposition 'to'

    Is the word 'to' in the sentences below still categorised as preposition?

    I'm going to walk slowly.
    I'm going to eat.
    I'm going to read softly.
    She has the ability to dance gracefully.

    Thanks, in advance.

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    Default Re: The preposition 'to'

    Yes, they are all "infinitives".

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    JJM Ballantyne is offline Junior Member
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    Default Re: The preposition 'to'

    "Is the word 'to' in the sentences below still categorised as preposition?"

    As far as I'm concerned, "to" is a preposition.

    But some grammarians think it is not a preposition when it is used to "mark" the infinitive verb. The term "marker" gets thrown around.

    Your choice. I'm sticking with preposition. Why needlessly complicate things? And to what end?

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    Default Re: The preposition 'to'

    hello,

    there is no way that you can say she is going walk around the park.You must use to walk in order the sentence take meaning.Whether it is a preposition,certainly it does.
    bye
    Carlos

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