Prepositional Phrases Containing To, Page 2 (L-Z)

This section of is all about learning about prepositions and prepositional phrases. A preposition connects words, clauses, and sentences together and shows the relation between them

A preposition connects words, clauses, and sentences together and shows the relation between them. "My hand is on the table" shows relation between hand and table.

Prepositions are so called because they are generally placed before the words whose connection or relation with other words they point out.

You can better understand the function of prepositions by seeing examples of prepositional phrases in which the preposition connects two other words. Kleiser's book provides numerous examples of propositional phrases for six of the most commonly used prepositions.

This set consists of prepositional phrases containing the preposition "to."


laugh to scorn

left to conjecture

lost to remembrance


obedience to conscience

oblivious to criticism

offensive to modesty

open to reason

opposed to innovation


pander to prejudice

pertaining to fashion

prone to melancholy

propose to undertake

provoke to laughter

put to confusion


recourse to falsehood

reduced to impotence

related to eternity

repeat to satiety

repugnant to justice

requisite to success

resort to violence

run to seed


seek to overawe

serve to embitter

spur to action

stimulus to ambition

stirred to remonstrance

subject to scrutiny

succumb to fascination

superior to circumstances

susceptible to argument


temptation to doubt

tend to frustrate

trust to chance


utilize to advantage


venture to say

vital to success


wedded to antiquity


yield to reason

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Editor's note: This section of is excerpted and adapted from Project Gutenberg's Fifteen Thousand Useful Phrases, by Grenville Kleiser.

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