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    Please help me understand - "A man selecting a guidebook TO the internet"

    Hi,

    I was asked a question with regard to a sentence from a textbook and I'm trying to understand the grammar rule. The sentence is:

    "A man selecting a guidebook to the internet"

    OK, I understand what it means .. and to me it sounds quite natural. I just don't understand what the rule is using "to" here .. and why do these sentences not sound natural: (well, to me anyway)

    "A man selecting a guidebook to the gardening" (ON gardening?)
    "A man selecting a guidebook to the computer" (FOR the computer? ON computers/computing?)

    Any help?

    Cheers
    Bizt

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    Re: Please help me understand - "A man selecting a guidebook TO the internet"

    I would use"on" (books on a topic, or dealing with a topic).
    Please be aware that I'm neither a native English speaker nor a teacher.

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    Re: Please help me understand - "A man selecting a guidebook TO the internet"

    Quote Originally Posted by bizt View Post
    Hi,

    I was asked a question with regard to a sentence phrase from a textbook and I'm trying to understand the grammar rule. The sentence is:

    "A man selecting a guidebook to the internet"

    OK, I understand what it means. And to me it sounds quite natural. I just don't understand what the rule is using "to" here, and why do these sentences not sound natural: (well, to me anyway)

    "A man selecting a guidebook to the gardening" (ON gardening?)
    "A man selecting a guidebook to the computer" (FOR the computer? ON computers/computing?)

    Any help?

    Cheers
    Bizt
    They are not sentences. So they don't sound natural to me as sentences either.
    "A guide to X" is most common. "A guide on X" is less common.

    I've given you two proper ways to fix the punctuation errors in which you used '..'. Note that arbitrary strings of periods are not proper English punctuation.

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