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    Mike12345 is offline Member
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    at to about with in

    Everyone was surprised___ what he said.

    A at
    B to
    C about
    D with
    E in

    Which one is right? A,B,C,D, or E? In my opinion, C must be wrong, for a verb should be after "to", but "what he said" is like a noun. So I think A, C, D, E are correct, in that they all can be followed by a noun.
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    Re: at to about with in

    It's not a good question as more than one answer could be correct, and by, which may be the most obvious answer, is missing.

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    Re: at to about with in

    A (at) is the best answer.
    You are incorrect in thinking that a verb must follow 'to'. "I listened to what he said."

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