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Which verbs take to (preposition) after them?
بعد از چه افعالی از to استفاده می کنیم

 

1. Tick the correct sentence in each pair.
1 a I explained to my friend how the Internet works.
   b I explained my friend how the Internet works.
2 a My mother told me that I should be careful.
   b My mother said me that I should be careful.

We use the preposition to with the following verbs:
> listen, write, explain, speak, talk, say to (someone):
   Please write to me soon.
   I speak to my boyfriend every day.
> explain, write, send, describe (something) to (someone):
   I'll explain the problem to you when I see you.
> listen to (something):
   I bought a CD player so that I could listen to music.
> invite (someone) to (something):
   I'm going to invite my friends to the party.

We don't use the preposition to with the following verbs:
> telephone, tell, ask (someone):
   I didn't telephone my parents because I couldn't find my mobile.
> write, send, ask (someone something):
   My mother didn't send me a postcard from Sicily.

 

2. Add to to these sentences where necessary.

1 The man explained me who he was ...... explained to me .....
2 Ill write you again when I feel better. ............
3 I wrote my sister a long letter. ............
4 My friend invited me dinner in a restaurant. ............
5 Sometimes I send text messages my friends. ............
6 Tell me about your holiday in Spain. ............
7 I often ask the teacher questions. ............
8 The teacher said goodbye us. ............

Shayan Shalileh

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ANSWER KEY:

1.1 a
1.2 a 
2.2 write to you (write you is correct in American English)
2.3 not necessary
2.4 invited me to dinner
2.5 send text messages to my friends
2.6 not necessary
2.7 not necessary
2.8 said goodbye to us