The Function and Use of TO and OF in Multi-Word Units

  • MichaelĀ Pace-Sigge

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
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  8. Back Matter
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About this book


The highly frequent word items TO and OF are often conceived merely as prepositions, carrying little meaning in themselves. This book disputes that notion by analysing the usage patterns found for OF and TO in different sets of text corpora.


British fiction collocation colligation corpus linguistics infinitive MWU multi-word units preposition public speech spoken English OF TO corpus English linguistics Tempora

Authors and affiliations

  • MichaelĀ Pace-Sigge
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  1. 1.University of Eastern FinlandFinland

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