Adjective + to as a dependent preposition pattern

Adjective + to as a dependent preposition pattern

Created:21 Nov 2019 14:08:53 , in  intermediate

Pattern

There exists a group of adjective which are naturally followed by a preposition. Those prepositions are called dependent prepositions. One of such common dependent prepositions is the to preposition. This article is about adjective + to pattern in which the to preposition occurs as a dependent preposition.

Common adjectives followed by the to preposition

The most common adjectives followed by the to preposition are ( pronouns in brackets complement the expression ): .

according to

accustomed to

attached to

kind to

opposed to

sensitive to

similar to

sympathetic to

used to

Examples

According to this article there is an advanced plan to build a by-pass in our region.

This room is surprisingly short, but we are accustomed to low ceilings.

Bingo is emotionally very attached to my uncle who has been his owner for the last 9 years.

Be kind to people, especially to those in need of help.

The meeting was flowing smoothly until the chairman turned out to beopposed to a budget for the next year.

Some people are sensitive or even allergic to pollen.

This bicycle is very similar to my sister's one.

We have board members here, who are not sympathetic at all to the idea of more women holding management jobs.

I'm not used to working more than 8 hours a day.

This post was updated on 21 Nov 2019 15:02:22

Tags:  adjective ,  dependent preposition 

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#1 My best friend has very political views to his partner's ones.

#2 A lot of people are to coal burning due to its polluting effect on environment.

#3 Since being a child I'm to reading a book for about an hour every evening.

#4 to this recipe you need to add exactly 150 mls of oil and 3 spoons of sugar.

#5 The chap talked the talk about being to our cause, but he is yet to walk the walk.

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