From (etyl) . More at thou.
(archaic) That belongs to thee; the possessive form of thou .
(archaic, or, literary) your (informal); that belongs to you (singular).
(etyl) (term) "because, forwhy", shortened form of , instrumental case of . More at the, that.
* (dialectal) ter
* (contraction) t'
- I want to leave.
- He asked me what to do.
- I don’t know how to say it.
* 1711 , :
- I have places to''' go and people '''to see.
* , Scene 1:
- To' err is human, ' to forgive divine.
* 2010 July, , headline [http://web.archive.org/web/20100705003703/http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5gfMucgz8wUGUNUNXRyIyqzY6lWwQD9GM98N83]:
- To be, or not to be: that is the question: /
- Odds are, BP to get new CEO this year
, date=April 10
, author=Alistair Magowan
, title=Aston Villa 1 - 0 Newcastle
, work=BBC Sport
, passage=To' that end, the home supporters were in good voice ' to
begin with, but it was Newcastle who started the game in the ascendancy, with Barton putting a diving header over the top from Jose Enrique's cross.}}
- "Did you visit the museum?" "I wanted to , but it was closed."
- If he hasn't read it yet, he ought to .
* going to / gonna
* got to / gotta
* have to / hafta
* ought to / oughta
* supposed to / supposta
* used to / usta
* want to / wanna
* fixing to / finna
In the direction of, and arriving at.
* 2013 September 28, , "
- We are walking to the shop.
London Is Special, but Not That Special," New York Times (retrieved 28 September 2013):
- Driven by a perceived political need to adopt a hard-line stance, Mr. Cameron’s coalition government has imposed myriad new restrictions, the aim of which is to reduce net migration to Britain to below 100,000.
- He devoted himself to education.
- They drank to his health.
- That is something to do.
- His face was beaten to a pulp.
- similar to''' ...'', ''relevant '''to''' ...'', ''pertinent '''to''' ...'', ''I was nice '''to''' him'', ''he was cruel '''to''' her'', ''I am used '''to walking.
- one to one = 1:1
- ten to one = 10:1.
, date=April 22
, author=Sam Sheringham
, title=Liverpool 0-1 West Brom
, work=BBC Sport
, passage=In total, the Reds had 28 shots to
their opponent's nine, and 15 corners to the Baggies' three.}}
- Three squared or three to the second power is nine.
- Three to the power of two is nine.
- Three to the second is nine.
- I gave the book to him.
(Canada, UK, Newfoundland, West Midlands) at
- ten to''' ten'' = 9:50; ''We're going to leave at ten '''to (the hour).
- Stay where you're to and I'll come find you, b'y.
Toward a closed, touching or engaging position.
* 1913 ,
- Please push the door to .
(nautical) Into the wind.
- He went in his room, pushed the door to , without fastening the latch.
* closed, shut
* open, ajar
* Andrea Tyler and Vyvyan Evans, "Spatial particles of orientation", in The Semantics of English Prepositions: Spatial Scenes, Embodied Meaning and Cognition , Cambridge University Press, 2003, 0-521-81430 8