Prepositions of Movement
So far, we have covered both prepositions of time and place. Prepositions of movement show a relationship between two points and movement in the direction of one of those points.
To and Toward
We use to to express a movement in a specific direction.
- I went to the store to buy seeds for my garden.
- I bought the seeds and headed to the check-out counter.
We use toward to express a movement in a general direction.
- After I came home, I walked toward the backyard.
- I dragged my tools toward an area of soil.
Into and Through
We use into to express a movement from the outside to the inside of an enclosed space.
- I pushed the seeds into the soil.
- I put my hands into my work gloves.
- Since I needed a spade, I walked through the shed.
- I tore through the packet that contained the seeds.
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