is it correct using preposition (on) for the verb (tie)? when it is used with? And do we use it when we want to use it for ( fastening to another thing)? For example in this case: " more and more travels; I tie on my sandals"
Please read http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phrasal_verb.
Transitive use of verbs do not require being coupled to the subject via a preposition.
- I killed the bug.
- I eat dinner.
- I am milking a cow.
- I stopped to tie my shoes.
Potentially transitive verbs could of course be used non-transitively.
- I am shooting the deer
I am shooting at the deer
- She is eating her dog
She is eating with her dog
- They like eating chopsticks
They like eating with chopsticks
Do not mistake prepositional phrasal verbs with verb-preposition and verb-adverb phrases.
Words that are used as prepositions can also be used as adverbs. Do not mistake the prepositional use of a word with its adverbial use
Prepositional phrasal verbs
- She takes after her father.
= She behaves or is similar to her father.
- Did you eat up all the biscuits?
- You need to tie up your shoes.
- We shall put on some eye shadow.
- We need to go over the notes of the meeting.
- Please don't bring the matter up.
- He has turned the lights off.
- When will that kid put her toys away?
Pidginization of verb-adverb phrasesinto pseudo prepositional phrasal verbs
- Please don't bring up the matter.
- He has turned off the lights.
- When will that kid put away her toys?
Usual verb-preposition-subject couplingdue to intransitive use of a verb - and can be separated.
- She is staying at the hotel.
At which hotel is she staying?
- These are the biscuits she has been eating with her dog.
Which dog is she eating the biscuits with?
- Where is the meeting, to which I will be going with you?
With whom am I going to the meeting?
Prepositional phrasal verbs-preposition-subject couplingcausing the confusion you are facing.
- She is putting up at the hotel.
At which hotel is she putting up?
- These are the biscuits she has been eating up with her dog.
With whose dog has she been eating up the biscuits?
- Where are the notes of the meeting that I will be going over with you?
With whom should I go over the notes?
That is alright as far as it goes.
But in different contexts tie can take to, with, by, in, from, up and I have no doubt others.
The rope was tied to posts to form a boundary.
The parcel was tied with strong string.
The prisoners were tied by their wrists.
The participants in the three-legged race were tied in pairs
The equipment was tied from the rafters when not in use.
The bundle was tied up securely