Hello, Fellas. Happy Independence Day! How’s your day? Did you attend the rising flag ceremony like I did?
Today we would discuss some tricky prepositions, such as “ask for.”’ “ask to,” “into,” “in to,” etc.
“Into” vs. “in to”
“Into” shows the motion towards something else, for illustration a place (a room).
- “I walk into the meeting room,”
- “The bird fly into its nest.”
Meanwhile “in to” is generally an adverb ‘in’ which is followed by preposition ‘to.’
- “I turn in to Thomson Road,”
- “Put this pen in to the pencil case.”
“Ask for” vs. “ask to.”
“Ask for” is a phrasal verb that express our request for something (an object).
- “I will ask for a new phone on my birthday,”
- “Mr. John asks for his coffee.”
On the other hand, “ask to” is used when you wish someone to do something (verb).
- “I asked Donna to clean the living room,”
- “Daddy asked me to buy apples.”
“Think about” vs. “think of”
If you are thinking about something for a long time/considering something, then you will use “think about.”
- “I was thinking about pursuing my master degree in UK.”
- “My mom thought about our plan to move to Florida.”
However, if you are imagining something/spontaneously thinking about something, then you use “think of.”
- “I thought of having a private library in my home,”
- “This song makes me think of our high school moments.”