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There is a sentence, is it right?

How to be back to the previous state?

I know that

How to back to the previous state?

is not grammatically right since here back is a transitive verb.

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You can say:

How to return to the previous state?

How to get back to the previous state?

How to be back at the previous state?

How to be back in the previous state?

back can be a transitive verb but it is not a transitive verb here. I believe it would be considered a preposition nowadays.

When you return from a trip, you can say:

I am back.

If you have a headache which goes away after you have taken a couple of aspirin tablets, and the headache later returns, you can say:

My headache is back.

My headache has come back.

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