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Prepositions

Prepositions
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The use of prepositions is, without doubt, one of the most difficult areas of English grammar. Swan (Practical English
Usage, Oxford University Press, 1997) comments:
"It is difficult to learn to use prepositions correctly in a foreign language. Most English prepositions have several
different functions (for instance, one well-known dictionary lists eighteen main uses of at), and these may correspond to
several different prepositions in another language. At the same time, different prepositions can have very similar uses
(in the morning, on Monday morning, at night). Many nouns, verbs and adjectives are normally used with particular
prepositions: we say the reason for, arrive at, angry with somebody, on a bus. Often the correct preposition cannot be
guessed, and one has to learn the expression as a whole. In some expressions English has no preposition where one
may be used in another language; in other expressions the opposite is true."
p. 444
There are so many explanations of and activities on prepositions on the world wide web that we have chosen here to
simply direct you to some sites that provide good explanations, and others that offer quizzes and games.
For basic information about prepositions, see the following links to EnglishCLUB.com:
Prepositions lists
http://www.englishclub.net/grammar/prepositions/list.shtml
A simple rule for prepositions
http://www.englishclub.net/grammar/prepositions/rule.htm
In/at/on (place)
http://www.englishclub.net/grammar/prepositions/atinon_place.shtml
In/at/on (time)
http://www.englishclub.net/grammar/prepositions/atinon_time.shtml
The following web sites contain explanations of the use of prepositions:
http://webster.commnet.edu/grammar/prepositions.htm
http://www.ucl.ac.uk/internet-grammar/preps/preps.htm
http://www.fortunecity.com/bally/durrus/153/gramch26.html
The following web sites contain quizzes and games on prepositions:
http://www.geocities.com/esllab/grammar1.html#place
http://www.better-english.com/grammar/prepositions.htm
http://www.better-english.com/grammar/timepreps.htm

http://webster.commnet.edu/grammar/quizzes/preposition_quiz1.htm
http://webster.commnet.edu/grammar/quizzes/preposition_quiz2.htm
http://www.aitech.ac.jp/~iteslj/quizzes/0101/es-prepositions.html
http://www.aitech.ac.jp/~iteslj/quizzes/fb-bd-preposition.html
http://www.quia.com/tq/126698.html http://www.quia.com/jg/73573.html

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