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  1. Newbie
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    #1

    unleash X...[preposition]

    If I would like to use the form unleash X...[preposition], what is the correct form? Examples:

    "I unleashed the dog to freedom"
    "I unleashed the dog towards freedom".

    I understand that one may simply "unleash the dog." But I would like to specify what the the new state of the unleashed is. What would be the correct preposition here?

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    #2

    Re: unleash X...[preposition]

    "I unleashed the dog on/onto the intruder."
    "I unleashed the dog from the tree."
    "I unleashed the dog for his own benefit."
    There's no obvious pronoun to use if you just unleash the dog for the purpose of giving it its freedom. But "to" is probably best if you have to use a pronoun.

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    Re: unleash X...[preposition]

    I'm not really sure what you're trying to say. Are you just saying that you removed the leash (the "lead" in BrE) from the dog and allowed it to run free?
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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