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    AirbusA321 is offline Banned
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    instead of to local centers

    The Supreme Court has ordered judges in drug courts nationwide to refer drug dependents to the new rehabilitation facility in Nueva Ecija instead of to local centers.
    Source: http://www.philstar.com/headlines/20....-ecija-center

    Is the "to" before "local" necessary here or can it be omitted? I'm asking because "to" after "of" is a structure that I think I've never heard before.

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    Re: instead of to local centers

    It can be omitted in this case. I think some similar sentences would become ambiguous without it, though I can't think of one at the moment.
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    Re: instead of to local centers

    I wouldn't call of to a structure. The sentence is clearer with the repeated to.

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    Re: instead of to local centers

    It's like to the new facility vs to local centers.

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