Chapter 15. Preposition (Cont'd...)
In a place, in a hurry, in arms, in difficulty, in ruins, in the dark, in the sun, in
presence or absence, in office, in the navy, in army, in truth, in time, in danger,
in pain, in sorrow, in general, in advance, etc.
On land, on trial, on duty, on the committee, on fire, on subject, play on instrument,
Under water/ tree/ government/ another/ arms/ trial/ consideration/ sentence
of death, etc.
15.5 Omission of preposition
The verbs like advise, ask, beg, command, encourage, implore, invite, order,
recommend, remind, request, tell, urge, warm, promise, show, etc. follow person
without to. For example:
I advised him to buy this book.
I asked him a question.
But the verbs like shout, complain, describe, explain, grumble, murmur,
mutter, say, suggest, tall, whisper, etc. take to before the person addressed.
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