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To my astonishment, #1 (permalink) Mon Mar 21, 2011 13:41 pm   To my astonishment,
 

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ESL/EFL Test #697 "Prepositional Phrases - At, By, For and To (8)", question 8

......... my astonishment, I won the lottery last week. I never buy lottery tickets but I did that day and I won!

(a) At
(b) For
(c) By
(d) To

English Language Proficiency Tests, Advanced Level

ESL/EFL Test #697 "Prepositional Phrases - At, By, For and To (8)", answer 8

To my astonishment, I won the lottery last week. I never buy lottery tickets but I did that day and I won!

Correct answer: (d) To
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To my astonishment, #2 (permalink) Mon Mar 21, 2011 13:53 pm   To my astonishment,
 

It's a set expression.
Note similar expressions:
"To my surprise/regret/amazement"
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