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  1. harneetgp@hotmail.com
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    prepositions......plz help me

    i wanted to know what prepositions do we use with THROW....is it At or On?


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    Re: prepositions......plz help me

    Hi,
    to throw stones at the window
    Please, throw that pack to me.

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    Re: prepositions......plz help me

    Quote Originally Posted by harneetgp@hotmail.com View Post
    i wanted to know what prepositions do we use with THROW....is it At or On?
    Also throw away.

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    Re: prepositions......plz help me

    Also, he threw his clothes on the floor.

    Other prepositions go well with 'throw'.

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    Re: prepositions......plz help me

    And throw off (out, over, out).


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    Re: prepositions......plz help me

    Quote Originally Posted by harneetgp@hotmail.com View Post
    i wanted to know what prepositions do we use with THROW....is it At or On?
    With repect to people and things using 'to' seems more neutral; it's a preposition of direction. Using 'at' makes it less neutral.

    "He threw the ball at me" means that he tried to hit me with the ball, he may have tried to hurt me.

    This extends to other verbs.

    "He spoke to me" vs "He spoke at me".

    Humble's window example also illustrates this, with 'at' showing at least, a disregard for the glass in the window. Using a 'to' is POSSIBLE but it is only a directional 'to', meaning "up to that point".

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