0

Could anybody explain me why this adverb places sometimes to the final of statements? What does it mean? Why is this there? Is this adverb a kind of grammatical particle? I can´t understand!:

Example: He pulled the door to.

It is supposed that this sentence means "He closed the door".

  • 1
    Did you confuse to with too? – CinCout Feb 25 '17 at 4:06
  • 1
    The sentence is fine (@CinCout please note) It's a verbal idiom where "to" means just not completely closed. "To" is an intransitive preposition here - one which does not have an object complement. As for being a particle, it's borderline - it all depends on whether ?He pulled to the door is acceptable. – BillJ Feb 25 '17 at 11:04

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service, privacy policy and cookie policy

Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.