What’s the meaning of “to” in “Love you to”?

There’s a Beatles song called “Love You To” (not To Love You nor Love You Too). I’ve never understood this grammar construction and I don’t understand what the title actually means. Is it just a poetry resource to say “To Love You”? Or does putting the “to” at the ens of a sentence change its … Read more

Is “I am getting married with my sister” ambiguous?

I have seen the following sentences in a book given to us during our training period at The Regional Institute of English, Bangluru I got married to Priscilla. I got married with Priscilla According to the book, the first sentence means "I married Priscilla" and second sentence means "I and Priscilla married at the same … Read more

Difference between “safe from” vs “safe of” something

When indicating that something is secured from something dangerous it is possible to say that it is safe from something. For example, you might say Properly kept farm animals are safe from predators. However, is it possible to also use the preposition “of”? Properly kept farm animals are safe of predators. According to Google “safe … Read more

Why is it “on the inside” and not “in the inside”?

The expression “in the inside” appears to be logical (because insides are closed spaces with boundaries) but the more common expression is “on the inside.” What’s the reason behind this usage? Answer The noun inside, as opposed to the preposition inside, appears to be composed of a noun side, pre-modified by the preposition in. The … Read more

“Born in a City” or “Born at a City”? Uncommon Usage by Edward FitzGerald

I was reading Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam, translated by Edward FitzGerald. In introduction, the translator writes: Khayyam was born at Naishapur. I always thought that we needed to use in in such a case. Am I wrong, or is the usage of at legitimate but perhaps old-fashioned? Edit: A similar question was asked before, which … Read more

Preposition after ‘deluged’

I am aware that the word deluged means two things: Flooded with water Overwhelmed The question I want to ask is its usage in a sentence. Would I say ‘deluged with’ or ‘deluged by’ something? In other words, should I use ‘by’ or ‘with’ when using the word ‘deluged’? Thank you. Princeton Review “Word Smart” … Read more

subscribing of or subscribing to?

I received a Location error on a website that suggests me to try subscribing of Romania’s service when within its boundaries Basically I’m trying to subscribe to a Romanian service, but I’m not in the country, and they detected that based on IP probably, so they threw that error. However, is the sentence correct grammatically? … Read more