The words below do not require a preposition to go with them because they have within them the meaning of the preposition.
284. Answer (= reply to)
Don’t say: Please answer to my question.
✓ Say: Please answer my question.
Note: The noun answer takes to –> His answer to my question was wrong.
285. Approach (= come near to)
Don’t say: Don’t approach to that house.
✓ Say: Don’t approach that house.
286. Ask (= put a question to)
Don’t say: I asked to the teacher about it.
✓ Say: I asked the teacher about it.
287. Attack ( = go and fight against)
Don’t say: They attacked against the enemy.
✓ Say: They attacked the enemy.
Note: We say to make an attack on –> They make an attack on the enemy.
288. Comprise (= consist of)
Don’t say: The book comprises of five chapters.
✓ Say: The book comprises five chapters.
Or: The book is comprised of five chapters.
289. Enter (= go into)
Don’t say: We entered into the classroom.
✓ Say: We entered the classroom.
Note: We enter into a convention, a debate, or a discussion
290. Finish ( = come to the end of)
Don’t say: I’ve finished from my work.
✓ Say: I’ve finished my work.
291. Leave (= depart from)
Don’t say: Brian left from England last week.
✓ Say: Brian left England last week.
292. Obey (= act according to)
Don’t say: We should obey to our teachers.
✓ Say: We should obey our teachers.
293. Allow (to) or let (= give permission to)
Don’t say: The driver allowed/let to John (to) sit in the front seat.
✓ Say: The driver allowed/let John (to) sit in the front seat.
Note: Permit has a similar meaning to let though its used in more formal situations –> The teacher doesn’t permit us to talk in class.
294. Reach (= arrive at)
Don’t say: We reached at the school early.
✓ Say: We reached the school early.
295. Resemble (= be similar to)
Don’t say: Does she resemble to her father?
✓ Say: Does she resemble her father?
Note: resemblance takes to or between –> She bears no resemblance to her father. There is no resemblance between them.
296. Tell (= say to)
Don’t say: I told to him to come at once.
✓ Say: I told him to come at once.
297. Behind (= at the back of)
Don’t say: Edward hid behind of a large tree.
✓ Say: Edward hid behind a large tree.
298. Inside (= in the interior of)
Don’t say: The boys went inside of the room.
✓ Say: The boys went inside the room.
299. Outside (= on the exterior of)
Don’t say: They stood outside of the door.
✓ Say: They stood outside the door.
300. Round (= on all sides of)
Don’t say: The Earth goes round of the Sun.
✓ Say: The Earth goes round the Sun.
Note: Around is similar in meaning and use to round.