5b) Sue spent the whole afternoon
6a) We arrived
6b) The waiter was
our table immediately.
7a) The policeman leaped
7b) The dog jumped scared me.
my face and really
In 5a), the bank can be understood as a point defining Tom's location, much as in 1) above. It makes
less sense to think of a
as a point in 5b) since fairs are usually spread out over a fairly large area.
is used in this case just because it is the least specific preposition; it defines Sue's
location with respect to the
rather than some other place. In 6a),
exhibits its cause/effect
, which cannot be used here: arrival at a place is the result of going to it. For
more on this relationship, see the handout Prepositions of Direction: To, (On)to, (In)to. 7a) and 7b)