I am a beginner in English. I have a problem with how to use proper prepositions.
When I use or read prepositions with words, I am being confused.
I know some usage of prepositions – something like:
I want to go to the shop (this "to" implies "movement")
He is a friend of mine (this "of" implies "part")
I can guess their usages with simple sentences. But sometimes, I can't guess why they are used like that. For example:
He was sentenced to jail.
He tore it to pieces.
Do not dispose of your ticket.
They are just few part of examples that I don't know.
So how can I know the usage of prepositions?