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Prepositions

 ‘ AT’ – ‘ON’ – ‘IN’

 All these prepositions are used with expressions of both, time and place. Click below for collocations

• Prepositions of TIME←  

Notice we tend to use ‘at‘ with clock times and special periods, ‘on‘ for a particular day, and ‘in‘ for longer periods.

• Prepositions of PLACE← 

If you focus on place, you must think in terms of a one-dimensional reference point (‘at‘), a two-dimensional area/line (‘on‘), or a three-dimensional volume/space (‘in‘)

♦  Animal Sentences with ‘On’ ⇓

The animals in the video include: chameleon, spider, turtle, alligator, butterfly, pelican, swan, vulture, cat, dog, buffalo, lynx, hummingbird, meerkat and stork.

for

◊  ‘FOR’  vs  ‘TO’  ↓    →[quiz]←

like

between-among
   •→ OVER←    //    •→ THROUGH
∴   PREPOSITIONS OF TIME:  ⇓  ‘during’ –  ‘for’ –  ‘since’ –  ‘past’ – ‘until’

¤  Prepositions showing Location, Time, Action & Movement

¤  Prepositions of Place & Direction …⇒[01] ⇔ [02] ⇔ [03] ⇔ [04]

∇  Prepositions of movement . . . ⇒[01] ⇔ [02] ⇔ [03]⇐

¤  Adjective-Preposition  Combinations ↓

•→QUIZ  one←about/ at/ by/ for/ from] / •→QUIZ  two←[of/ on/ to/ with]

¤  Collocations with nouns   [For / In / By / On] …QUIZ ←

¤  Common Prepositional Phrases . . . Quiz 1← / Quiz 2← / Quiz 3←

•→Prepositions & Phrasal verbs ←•

◊  Collocations w/ “THINK” ⇓  …about, of, over, through, ahead, back, up, to

¤  End use of prepositions  ¤

• Typical Use of Prepositions

Usually, the preposition (pre-position meaning “placing before”) comes before its object in a phrase. Most often that object is a noun phrase or a pronoun. The preposition connects words together to show the relationship between words. Some examples of the regular use of the preposition in its usual place are as follows:end_prep

Here is a difficult issue for you.
Unfortunately, I left my umbrella in the closet.
She directed her attention to the witness.
• Prepositions at the End

In some constructions, however, we place the prepositional object at or near the beginning of a clause. In the examples below, the preposition stays together with the verb, adjective, or noun with which it is associated:

Wh- questions:
Who’s the envelope for
What are you getting at?
What’s the weather like?
Wh- clauses:
These are people whom you would like to be associated with.
I wish I knew what you were thinking of.
Tell me what you’re worried about.
Restrictive clauses introduced by ‘that’:
Here is the error [that] I told you about.
Surely it’s the verdict that he’s so angry at.
You remember the boy [ ] she was going out with?
Infinitive structures:
Their last child was difficult to find a name for.
Some people find suburbia a boring place to live in.
The airport isn’t an easy place to get to.
Passive voice verbs:
In some families, money is never spoken about.
Yesterday, the plaintiff was operated on.
We all hate being laughed at.

By MARTHA FAULK [http://store.westlaw.com/pdf/perspec/wtip1299.pdf]

• Exceptions:  “During” and “since” are never put at the end of clauses.
During which period did it happen? 
Since when have you been working for them?

beside

 

∞  ‘BESIDE’  (preposition)  ⇑  ‘BESIDES’  (adverb)

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