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Rule "a to"

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Description: a to
Message: A noun might be missing after either '\1' or '\2' (if 'to' is used as a preposition).
Category: Grammar (ID: GRAMMAR)
Incorrect sentences
that this rule can detect:
  • I wanted a to talk to you.
Correct sentences
for comparison:
  • I don’t remember exactly how I got from point a to point b.
  • Some verbs can take either a to+infinitive construction or a gerund construction.
  • I am currently (today) in the process of putting together a To Bring list for you customers.
  • I know that last message was to her direct voice mail, but the earlier ones may have been to a to her.
  • It is not clear how long to wait before deciding that the machine will never output an approximation which forces a to be positive.
  • The debate over economic stimulus packages is plainly explained in a to create more jobs, while the Senate democrats propose entitlements.
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Check the following text against just this rule:

ID: A_TO [1]
Version: 6.5-SNAPSHOT (2024-06-11 22:33:07 +0200)