TO

The word ‘to’ is most often before an infinitive or it is a simple preposition.  A search in iWeb corpus for frequency data related to part of speech:

1 TO (TO) 240771826

infinitive marker

_TO * * * *

1 TO BE ONE OF THE 87871

Everyonethis is our dear friend, Brian Bloom 

who also happens to be one of the most talented young writers.

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2 TO BE A PART OF 73353
3 TO DO SO. 51568
4 TO LEARN MORE ABOUT THE 51126
5 TO FIND OUT MORE ABOUT 45670
6 TO TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THE 44621
7 TO MEET THE NEEDS OF 44606
8 TO MAKE THE MOST OF 43475
9 TO NAME A FEW . 42848
10 TO FIGURE OUT HOW TO 42061

* * * * _TO

1 . IF YOU WANT TO 212840

If you want to be a clown, go join the circus.

Patch Adams

2 YOU DON’T HAVE TO 183573
3 YOU WILL BE ABLE TO 164102
4 IF YOU WANT TO 163762
5 I DON’T WANT TO 136823
6 IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO 121422
7 YOU DON’T WANT TO 119927
8 , YOU WILL NEED TO 117847
9 IS A GREAT WAY TO 110780


2 TO (II) 124459804

preposition

to_II * * * *

1 TO THE TOP OF THE 70459

We just wanted to walk

 to the top of the hill 

if that‘s all right.

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2 TO THE END OF THE 55392
3 TO THE BOTTOM OF THE 45933
4 TO THE REST OF THE 43739
5 TO THE RIGHT OF THE 40460
6 TO THE NEXT LEVEL. 40318
7 TO THE LEFT OF THE 31569
8 TO THE BACK OF THE 26176
9 TO THE FRONT OF THE 22478
10 TO THE FACT THAT THE 21336

* * * to_II

1 WHEN IT COMES TO 778306 C1

When it comes to the opposite sex

most men are selfish.

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2 . ACCORDING TO 347487
3 . IN ADDITION TO 309916
4 IN ADDITION TO 272455
5 , IN ADDITION TO 129709
6 ALL THE WAY TO 100832
7 I LOOK FORWARD TO 96135
8 WE LOOK FORWARD TO 91669
9 BUT NOT LIMITED TO 86437
10 TO GO BACK TO 78747


There are many phrases that use ‘to’:

3 TO (II22) 11440980

two part prepositional

1 ACCORDING TO 2869278
2 DUE TO 2391556
3 UP TO 1827056
4 PRIOR TO 1110689
5 SUBJECT TO 680775
6 AS TO 612455
7 NEXT TO 605806
8 ON TO 331240
9 THANKS TO 213476
10 RELATIVE TO 161384
11 PURSUANT TO 157131
12 CONTRARY TO 115759
13 ADJACENT TO 87702
14 PERTAINING TO 71967
15 OWING TO 49567
16 NEAR TO 39655
17 SUBSEQUENT TO 13618
18 NEARER TO 8963
19 NEAREST TO 7029

4 TO (II33) 2184195

3 part prepositional phrases:

1 IN ADDITION TO 1010656
2 IN RELATION TO 229543
3 AS OPPOSED TO 223740
4 WITH RESPECT TO 217503
5 IN RESPONSE TO 215265
6 WITH REGARD TO 106551
7 IN REGARD TO 47640
8 WITH REFERENCE TO 17104
9 IN REPLY TO 16161
10 IN PROPORTION TO 14907
11 IN ANSWER TO 10290
12 WITH RELATION TO 1457


5 TO (RG22) 1805634 = grading adverbial = UP TO

6 TO (RR43) 192520 = adverbial phrase = FROM TIME TO TIME
7 TO (JJ32) 162910 = adjective phrase = UP TO DATE

8 TO (REX43) 32310 = adverbial example marker = THAT IS TO SAY
9 TO (II44) 26350 = prepositional phrase = WITH A VIEW TO

10 TO (RL31) 8392 = location adverb = TO AND FRO

11 TO (JJ42) 2944 = adjective phrase = UP TO THE MINUTE

 

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