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One Step To Backward - Should I Use “To”? Or Avoid it? [closed]

One Step To Backward - Should I Use "To"? Or Avoid it? One Step To Backward. One Step Backward.
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Prepositions after objects [duplicate]

I live in the house next to/close to the cinema. I live in the house that is next to/close to the cinema. I go to the school in front of/behind my house. I go to the school that ...
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Why is it necessary to use the word *else* in this sentence?

I found a writing skills question in Barron's PSAT test guide that was confusing to me. Mary is as fast as, if not faster than, anyone in her class and should be on the team. The book states ...
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When can we change the order of the particle and the verb in a phrasal verb?

My textbook says this: Be careful with word order when using phrasal verbs. The verb and particle cannot be separated: when it is a three-part phrasal verb I caught up with Jack ...
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“from the level of individual” vs. “on the level of individual”

Which is correct? This is important because it's the closing sentence of my entire thesis, so I must get it grammatical. 1) '' The motivation for many of these suggestions is the detail that can ...
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“Using” vs “by using”

You can do whatever you are thinking of using a nested table for using CSS and clean markup. — From "Programming the Mobile Web" by Maximiliano Firtman. I do understand the general sense of ...
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Ending sentence with “supposed to”

Is the following sentence acceptable? He arrived ten minutes earlier than he was supposed to. It doesn't sound right, but I can't think of any better way to end the sentence.