Jordan tourist attacker to hang? the word 'to' ...in this sentence what kinda 'to' is it? n examples?..
(Jordan tourist attacker to hang?) the word 'to' ...in this sentence what kinda 'to' is it? n examples?..
plz give me some sentences with the same meaning of 'to' in the sentence up..
- Anonymous1 decade agoFavorite Answer
preposition, in this case used for expressing destination or appointed end
... attacker (is) to hang, ...attacker (sentenced) to hang,
Just a commonly used sentence abbreviation.
Example: I am to go to work today.
I am going to answer more questions. Still a preposition but expressing aim, purpose, or intention
- Anonymous1 decade ago
"To" in this instance is an indication of a future act.
Part of the problem with newspapers is that they truncate sentences to make them fit into narrow spaces on the page
"President to veto bill"
"Voters to decide fate of candidate"
- geekieintxLv 61 decade ago
1 a -- used as a function word to indicate movement or an action or condition suggestive of movement toward a place, person, or thing reached <drove to the city> <went back to the original idea> <went to lunch> b -- used as a function word to indicate direction <a mile to the south> <turned his back to the door> <a tendency to silliness> c -- used as a function word to indicate contact or proximity <applied polish to the table> <put her hand to her heart> d (1) -- used as a function word to indicate the place or point that is the far limit <100 miles to the nearest town> (2) -- used as a function word to indicate the limit of extent <stripped to the waist> e -- used as a function word to indicate relative position <perpendicular to the floor>
2 a -- used as a function word to indicate purpose, intention, tendency, result, or end <came to our aid> <drink to his health> b -- used as a function word to indicate the result of an action or a process <broken all to pieces> <go to seed> <to their surprise, the train left on time>
3 -- used as a function word to indicate position or relation in time: as a : BEFORE <five minutes to five> b : TILL <from eight to five> <up to now>
4 -- used as a function word to indicate addition, attachment, connection, belonging, possession, accompaniment, or response <the key to the door> <danced to live music> <comes to her call>
5 -- used as a function word (1) to indicate the extent or degree (as of completeness or accuracy) <loyal to a man> <generous to a fault> or the extent and result (as of an action or a condition) <beaten to death> (2) to indicate the last or an intermediate point of a series <moderate to cool temperatures>
6 a -- used as a function word (1) to indicate a relation to one that serves as a standard <inferior to her earlier works> (2) to indicate similarity, correspondence, dissimilarity, or proportion <compared him to a god> b -- used as a function word to indicate agreement or conformity <add salt to taste> <to my knowledge> c -- used as a function word to indicate a proportion in terms of numbers or quantities <400 to the box> <odds of ten to one>
7 a -- used as a function word (1) to indicate the application of an adjective or a noun <agreeable to everyone> <attitude to friends> <title to the property> (2) to indicate the relation of a verb to its complement or to a complementary element <refers to the traditions> <refers us to the traditions> (3) to indicate the receiver of an action or the one for which something is done or exists <spoke to his mother> <gives a dollar to the man> and often used with a reflexive pronoun to indicate exclusiveness (as of possession) or separateness <had the house to themselves> <thought to herself> b -- used as a function word to indicate agency <falls to his opponent's blows>
8 -- used as a function word to indicate that the following verb is an infinitive <wants to go> and often used by itself at the end of a clause in place of an infinitive suggested by the preceding context <knows more than she seems to>Source(s): http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/to