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Why does something “belong to someone” and not “belong someone”?

The confusing language lesson bewildered John. Detective Frey believed the suspect's story. You're trying to befriend someone who doesn't trust you. If the examples above are correct, this one ...
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Where did the next car take you? But I think 'Where did the next car take you to?' is right

Can you tell why there is not the word 'to' in the end and when I should add the word 'to' in the end?
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“The file I sent (to) you”. Using the preposition

to send somebody something to send something to somebody Is it necessary to use the preposition in sentences like these, in which the direct object stands before the verb? Open the file I sent ...
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'Provides me with an excuse“ or ”Provides me an excuse"

With respect to FumbleFingers for providing his Google search of "provides me an excuse" in this comment I would like to ask when and in which cases can we omit "with" when we place the indirect ...
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“say something” vs. “tell something to somebody”

I am familiar with this rule: 1.Tell something to somebody 2. Say something But what about his sentence from Melville's Bartleby Scrivener? “Bartleby!” “I know you,” he said, without looking ...
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“Proposed her” vs. “proposed to her”

I get confused sometimes because I read both phrases(proposed her or proposed to her). So, please let me know, which one is correct? I proposed to her. vs. I proposed her.
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Learn mathematics versus learn about mathematics

I am a bit confused with these two examples, which is the correct one? I learn mathematics, or I learn about mathematics.
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Does this noun phrase denote the result of the verb?

“I think I’ll be a clown when I get grown,” said Dill. Jem and I stopped in our tracks. ‘Yes sir, a clown,” he said. “There ain’t one thing in this world I can do about folks except laugh, so ...