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Can I ask (...)/to you a question?

 

Can I ask you a question? (not ask to you)

1

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Mike described __ me exactly what happened.

 

Put in to where necessary or leave the space empty.

Mike described to me exactly what happened.

2

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Sue and Kevin had an argument and now they're refusing to speak __ each other.

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Sue and Kevin had an argument and now they're refusing to speak to each other.

3

He thanked (...)/to me for helping him.

 

He thanked me for helping him.

(not He thanked to me)

3

I look stupid with this haircut. Everybody will laugh __ me.

 

I look stupid with this haircut. Everybody will laugh at me.

3

Put in to/at where necessary or leave the space empty.

Please don't shout __ me! Try to calm down.

 

 

 

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Please don't shout at me! Try to calm down.

4

He refused to answer (...)/to my question. (not answer to my question)

He refused to answer my question.

(not answer to my question)

4

Throw can be followed by at or to, with a difference in meaning:

  • You throw something at somebody/something in order to h__ them.
  • You throw something to somebody (to c___).

 

Throw can be followed by at or to, with a difference in meaning:

  • You throw something at somebody/something in order to hit them.
  • You throw something to somebody (to catch).

5

We spent the evening listening __ music.

We spent the evening listening to music.

(not listening music)

6

Complete. I don't understand this question. Can you explain it ___.

 

 

 

Complete. I don't understand this question. Can you explain it to me.

7

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We'd better call __ the restaurant to reserve a table.

 

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We'd better call the restaurant to reserve a table.

9

I explained / described __ them why I was worried.
 

 

I explained/described to (somebody) them why (what/how) I was worried. (not I explain them)

Let me describe to you what I saw. (not let me describe you)

 

10

Shout can be followed by at or to, with a difference in meaning:

  • You shout at somebody means you are  a__ about him.
  • You shout to somebody in order to he can h___ you.

Shout can be followed by at or to, with a difference in meaning:

  • You shout at somebody means you are  angry about him.
  • You shout to somebody in order to he can hear you.

11

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I thanked __ everybody for all the help they had given me.

 

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I thanked everybody for all the help they had given me.

12

Don't point/aim that knife or shoot/fire __ me. It's dangerous.

 

 

 

 

 

Don't point/aim that knife or shoot/fire at me. It's dangerous.

13

I called/phone/email (...) or to the airline to cancel my flight. (not called to the airline)

I called/phone/email the airline to cancel my flight.

(not called to the airline)

14

Complete. I don't understand how this machine works. Can you explain ___ ___ ___ this machine works.

 

Complete. I don't understand how this machine works. Can you explain to me how this machine works.

15

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I explained __ everybody the reasons for my decision.

 

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I explained to everybody the reasons for my decision.

 

18

Why are you looking / staring / glancing __ me like that?

Why are you looking/staring (fixer)/glancing (jeter un oeil) at me like that?

19

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Don't throw stones __ the birds. It's cruel!

 

 

 

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Don't throw stones at the birds. It's cruel!

20

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"Did Mike apologize __ you?" "Yes he said he was very sorry"

 

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"Did Mike apologize to you?" "Yes he said he was very sorry"

21

Can you explain this word __ me?

 

 

 

 

 

 

Can you explain (something) this word to (somebody) me?

(not explain me this word)

 

22

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I glance __ my watch to see what time it was.

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I glance at my watch to see what time it was.

23

Complete. I don't understand what I have to do. Can you explain ___ ___ ___ I have to do.

 

 

Complete. I don't understand what I have to do. Can you explain to me what I have to do.

24

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I saw Sue as I was riding along the road. I shouted __ her, but she didn't hear me.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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I saw Sue as I was riding along the road. I shouted to her, but she didn't hear me.

25

They apologised __  me f__ what happened. (not They apologised me)

 

They apologised to me for what happened.

(not They apologised me)

27

Who was that man you were talking / speaking __?

Who was that man you were talking / speaking to?

28

Put in to/at where necessary or leave the space empty.

If you don't want that sandwich, throw it __ the birds. They'll eat it.

 

 

Put in to/at where necessary or leave the space empty.

If you don't want that sandwich, throw it to the birds. They'll eat it.