doesn't give you the right <to>

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VicNicSor

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-- This guy, Flash Thompson, he probably deserved what happened. But just because you can beat him up doesn't give you the right to.
Spider-Man, movie​

Is the "to" here a preposition (give you the right to it), or is it a particle (give you the right to do it)? Thanks.
 
  • Glasguensis

    Signal Modulation
    English - Scotland
    In your first option, what would "it" be?
    The elision here is "beat him up". It's therefore part of an infinitive "to beat".
     
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