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?

  • Oh thank you J.R. for making my sentence looked more good !!!!
    – ukwon95
    Aug 15, 2019 at 3:13

1 Answer 1


Heyy listen Of is used to show possession so In the sentence..... of shows a possession means ticket is your...

Nd to is not only used for movement it is also used as infinitive means (to + verb)

  • Thank you for kind comment :> It was very helpful for me !
    – ukwon95
    Aug 15, 2019 at 18:48

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