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Can we use to after a past form of verb? Example : I called to Rohini

closed as not a real question by John Lawler, aedia λ, Kristina Lopez, Kris, MetaEd May 25 '13 at 14:47

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  • Even in the present tense, call to someone is incorrect or at least awkward. This is a NARQ. – Kris May 24 '13 at 12:16
  • This has nothing to do with infinitives. In an infinitive, the "to" is placed before the verb, not after the verb. – Ilya Kogan May 24 '13 at 12:41
  • To here is not an infinitive marker. It's a simple preposition. – Andrew Leach May 24 '13 at 13:09
  • And yes you can use an infinitive after a past tense: I told him to call me. – terdon May 24 '13 at 13:45
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It's idiomatic English to say these:

I called Rohini.
I called out to Rohini.
I shouted {to / at} Rohini.

The phrase "call to" is normally followed by words like "arms, action, order, and prayer".

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