This is the sentence I wrote:
It is as simple as adding or removing an item to/from the list.
Now I'm wondering if I should use "to" or "from" or "to/from" in:
- Written English,
- Spoken English.
Paul, English is not my native language, but I'm an English teacher (English as a foreign language).
I think you should write:
It is as simple as adding or removing an item from the list.
I can't really explain why, but that's what I think.
The particle (preposition) is not really part of the verb, but an essential link between the verb and its stated or implied object.So I believe it can be omitted in this particular sentence. I'm sorry I can't give a reference, this is just an opinion, which doesn't need to be correct.