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    Question on the preposition 'to'

    Hi teachers,
    Does the preposition 'to' in the following sentence mean 'in the direction to/of'?

    The waiter showed them to their table.

    Thanks in advance

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    Re: Question on the preposition 'to'

    Quote Originally Posted by learning54 View Post
    Hi teachers,
    Does the preposition 'to' in the following sentence mean 'in the direction to/of'?

    The waiter showed them to their table.

    Thanks in advance
    Yes, he showed them the way to their table.

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    Re: Question on the preposition 'to'

    Hi,
    Thank you for your reply.
    So both are possible at the end, 'to' and 'of', with 'in the direction ...'

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    Re: Question on the preposition 'to'

    Quote Originally Posted by learning54 View Post
    Hi,
    Thank you for your reply.
    So both are possible at the end, 'to' and 'of', with 'in the direction ...'
    "He showed them in the direction to/of their table" wouldn't be a natural sentence.

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    Re: Question on the preposition 'to'

    Normally the employee will show you to your table, meaning they will walk with you to the table. They don't just point in a direction. They will get you seated and then either take your drink order or announce the day's specials, etc.

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