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Preposition Question

Post by tomvtr » Thu Aug 01, 2019 7:54 pm

I need help with a grammar question. Is “to” in following examples a preposition, or does it act as part of the verb (to obtain, to sign, to complete)? Thanks!

I finally managed to obtain a copy of the report.
Both governments have agreed to sign the treaty.
You're allowed half an hour to complete the test.

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Re: Preposition Question

Post by Joe » Fri Aug 02, 2019 12:01 am

It is part of the verb infinitive “to obtain”.

Prepositions are always followed by nouns (or noun phrases). “obtain” is a verb.
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