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Rule "Collocation: Word + to + PRP|NNP|DT"

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Description: Collocation: Word + to + PRP|NNP|DT
Message: Probably a preposition is missing after '\1'.
Category: Collocations (ID: COLLOCATIONS)
Incorrect sentences
that this rule can detect:
  • She wants redecorate the house again.
    Correction suggestion: wants to redecorate
  • Tom refused tell the police officer his name.
    Correction suggestion: refused to tell
Correct sentences
for comparison:
  • Such attempts have repeatedly been made.
  • My two references have been outstanding.
  • It is no use pretending you know nothing about it.
  • This is way I am refusing the offer.
  • Chanes, Jerome A. Antisemitism: A Reference Handbook, ABC-CLIO, 2004.
  • Although several attempts have been made to restore and re-air the film, all acc...
  • Men's wants become greater in proportion to the increase in their income.
  • Several unsuccessful attempts have discouraged them completely.
  • Repeated failed attempts have resulted in a block of the buyer from our system.
  • Suicide attempts have skyrocketed.
  • The attempted smuggle
  • Should references be ordered?
  • Almost 390 references have been used.
  • Jump ball!
  • I happen to believe, as NCR Chairman Charles Exley Jr. does, that AT&T will mess up NCR should its takeover attempt succeed.
  • Astrological references appear in literature in the works of poets such as Dante Alighieri and Geoffrey Chaucer, and of playwrights such as Christopher Marlowe and William Shakespeare.
  • Different positions in a rotating frame of reference have different velocities (as seen from an inertial frame of reference).
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