I am so confused about using preposition after certain verbs. What is the difference in meaning between "climb" and "climb to" ?
1-The prisoners climbed the wall and escaped. (Climbed over it)
2-The car slowly climbed the hill. (So are we sure that the car reached the top of the hill ? )
3-I climb to the top. (My aim is the top, I go for it)
4-He saw a secret place above the trees—he could climb to it. (He could reach the top of it ? )
What I am trying to ask is that when using "to" after certain verbs (like climb) , what is the function of it ? Is it just indicating a final place where we want to end up ? or ıs it indicating the direction where we are going through ?
I think using "climb" with no preposition indicate just the action we are doing. "He is climbing the wall" means he is on the wall and going up/down/left/right etc. on the wall.
If I use "he climbed the hill" , I don't know if he reached the top of that hill so all I know is that he did the action of going up/down/left/right etc on the hill. Probably successfully completed the climbing the hill.