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    Smile The word "to" in the following phrase:

    Greetings everyone!

    Needless to say I'm but someone who almost all the time confuses certain use of prepositions in sentences or phrases. Getting right away to my question, may I know how the word "to" functions in the following phrase:

    Five Principles to Design By Joshua Porter

    I just wish to clarify the purpose of "to" and why not "of". Or is there even a difference between the two in the context above?

    Thanks a lot in advance for your responses. =D

    cheers,
    john

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    Re: The word "to" in the following phrase:

    Quote Originally Posted by Unregistered View Post
    Greetings everyone!

    Needless to say I'm but someone who almost all the time confuses certain use of prepositions in sentences or phrases. Getting right away to my question, may I know how the word "to" functions in the following phrase:

    Five Principles to Design By Joshua Porter

    I just wish to clarify the purpose of "to" and why not "of". Or is there even a difference between the two in the context above?

    Thanks a lot in advance for your responses. =D

    cheers,
    john

    Hi John,
    I definitely would have used "of" above as I assume they are principles connected to "design" in some way, or they "belong" to "design", so "of" is used in a possessive sense. With a "to" here, it sounds as if there are five principles I must design ("Five Principles [for you] to Design)...
    Hope that helps

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