#GRAMMARTRIVIA: Noun + Preposition (IN or TO)

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

All in all, remember to visit http://englishtips4u.com and http://facebook.com/englishtips4u, fellas! See you! :)

Source: English Grammar in Use (Raymond Murphy, Cambridge University Press).

Compiled by @aditriasmara at @EnglishTips4U on November 24, 2014.

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