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Grammar for pet prepositions by Katie :)
Grammar for pet prepositions by Katie :)
Grammar for pet prepositions by Katie :)
Grammar for pet prepositions by Katie :)
Grammar for pet prepositions by Katie :)
Grammar for pet prepositions by Katie :)
Grammar for pet prepositions by Katie :)
Grammar for pet prepositions by Katie :)
Grammar for pet prepositions by Katie :)
Grammar for pet prepositions by Katie :)
Grammar for pet prepositions by Katie :)
Grammar for pet prepositions by Katie :)
Grammar for pet prepositions by Katie :)
Grammar for pet prepositions by Katie :)
Grammar for pet prepositions by Katie :)
Grammar for pet prepositions by Katie :)
Grammar for pet prepositions by Katie :)
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  1. •in / at / on •under / on top of •above / over •below / under •along / through / round (around) •in front of / behind / opposite / between •by / beside / next to •by / until •in / during / for
  2.  What are some of the prepositions that you know?
  3.   In general, prepositions: ◦ Are short words ◦ Always come before a noun or pronoun (prepositions) ◦ Show how the other words in the sentence are related Why are they sometimes tricky? ◦ English has many prepositions ◦ A direct translation is usually not possible (or not correct) ◦ One preposition might have several translations ◦ Because there are many prepositions, there are many rules. ◦ Sometimes there is no rule besides MEMORIZATION! (ex.: for vebs that take a preposition)
  4.    By reading (and listening) in English By learning useful phrases by heart (memory) ◦ Learn the prepositions that go with certain vocabulary words at the same time that you learn the word itself By looking in a learner dictionary ◦ (for example: http://www.ldoceonline.com/ Longman Dictionary of Contempory English) ◦ Learner dictionaries usually provide the prepositions commonly used with the word you are looking up, as well as differences in meanings. ◦ Try this website: http://www.englishpage.com/prepositions/verb_prep osition.html
  5. Prepositions of Place and Time: in / at / on  When do we use each of these? He was born ___ the 20th century. We rest ___ night. You have a test ___ Tuesday. My apartment is ___ the fifth floor. The girls agreed to meet ___ the entrance to the school. ◦ This product is not available ___ stores. ◦ ◦ ◦ ◦ ◦  Which is the most specific? Least?
  6.  What is the difference in meaning between: ◦ “In the end” and “at the end”? ◦ Arriving “on time” and “in time”?
  7.  Under and below?  On top of and above/over?  Which can we see in books? ◦ Please do the exercise ________. ◦ In the photo ________, …
  8.  The course of the race begins at the city centre. From there, runners will go _____ the river, _____ the bridge, _____ the car park, and finally, _____ the woods to the finish line. •Along •Over •Round (around) •Through
  9.    What is the difference between by, beside, and next to? What is the difference between opposite and in front of? What is the opposite of in front of?
  10. http://graciousinteriors.blogspot.com.es/2010/05/above-below-over-under-and-beside.html
  11.  Describe using under/on top of, above/over, below/under, in/at/on…
  12.  In addition to at, on, and in…  Examples: ◦ Payment is due by 11 February.  Can you pay before 11 February? On that day? After 11 February? ◦ You have until 6 P.M. to pick up your tickets.  How can until be abbreviated?  Can you pick up tickets at 11 A.M.? 6 P.M.? 11 P.M.?  Do by and until mean the same thing? ◦ If not, what is the difference?
  13.  Are both sentences correct? ◦ I plan to study a lot more in the next few months. ◦ I plan to study a lot more during the next few months. ◦ The baby next to us was crying during the whole flight. ◦ The baby next to us was crying in the whole flight.  Is there a difference between in and during… ◦ In meaning? ◦ In when each can be used?
  14.  Which one answers the question “how long”? ◦ Example: How long do you usually study for an exam?  Which one answers the question “how soon”? ◦ Example: How soon (or when) is the next book in the series available?
  15.        http://www.englishclub.com/grammar/prepositions -place-at-in-on.htm http://www.ego4u.com/en/cramup/grammar/prepositions http://eslus.com/LESSONS/GRAMMAR/POS/pos7.ht m http://www.macmillandictionary.com/thesauruscategory/british/Prepositions http://www.douglas.bc.ca/__shared/assets/GR_577 367.pdf http://www.talkenglish.com/Grammar/prepositions -on-at-in.aspx http://grammar.ccc.commnet.edu/grammar/preposi tions.htm

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