Howdy, fellas! How’s your Monday going? I hope it’s going great! :)
Anyway, I’d like to talk about a bit of grammar now, which is ‘Noun + Preposition (IN or TO)’. Here we go! #GrammarTrivia
1. Noun + IN: increase in, fall in. Study the following examples. #GrammarTrivia
Increase IN: “There has been an increase IN the number of road accidents recently.” #GrammarTrivia
Fall IN: “Last year was a bad year for the company. There was a big fall IN sales.” #GrammarTrivia
2. Noun + TO: damage to, invitation to, solution to, reaction to, attitude to. Study the following examples. #GrammarTrivia
Damage TO: “The accident was my fault, so I had to pay for the damage TO the other car.” #GrammarTrivia
Invitation TO: “Did you get an invitation TO the party?” #GrammarTrivia
Solution TO: “Do you think we’ll find a solution TO the problem?” (NOT ‘a solution of the problem’). #GrammarTrivia
Reaction TO: “I was surprised at her reaction TO my suggestion.” #GrammarTrivia
Attitude TO (or TOWARDS): “His attitude TO (or TOWARDS) his job is very positive.” #GrammarTrivia
Therefore, that is how we use prepositions IN or TO after a noun. I hope this short discussion helps you. #GrammarTrivia
Source: English Grammar in Use (Raymond Murphy, Cambridge University Press).
Compiled by @aditriasmara at @EnglishTips4U on November 24, 2014.