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  • Prepositions
  • what is a preposition?
  • think about the name:
  • preposition
  • pre… position
  • before a place pre… position
  • before a place pre… position I go to the cinema.
  • before a place pre… position I go to the cinema.
  • before a place pre… position I go to the cinema.
  • the preposition describes the relationship between the verb and the place I go to the cinema.
  • I go to into out of past behind etc. the cinema.
  • ? preposition of movement or adverb of direction
  • He goes into the office. He goes in.
  • preposition He goes into the office. He goes in. adverb
  • He goes out of the office. He goes out.
  • adverb preposition He goes out of the office. He goes out. adverb
  • how to study prepositions
  • the smaller the word the less it translates
  • with prepositions (and articles) DON’T translate
  • learn the rules for: - prepositions of time - prepositions of place - prepositions of movement
  • BUT memorise: - dependant prepositions - phrasal verbs - common errors
  • basic prepositions of time
  • exact time days and dates periods exceptions at 3 o’clock midnight the moment on Monday 4th July my birthday Christmas day in March summer 1997 the ’60s the morning / afternoon / evening at weekends / the weekend Christmas / Easter night
  • I arrived __ 8 pm. What did you do __ Easter? __ summer they go to the sea. We saw him __ Thursday. Did you see her __the last week? It was __ the morning. They study __ night. We finished __ the same time.
  • prepositions of place and movement
  • verbs + home be / stay / work at / in be at home leave - leave - home arrive place preposition at / in / on arrive - home go / drive / walk to go - home starting and stopping movement
  • We went __ home. She walked __ work. The bus left __ the station. She arrived __ Rome. We stayed __ a hotel. When do they arrive __ Italy? They came back __ home. Did you stay __ home?
  • on for technology & in for paper
  • on the phone on a computer on the radio on the TV on an iPod
  • in a book in a magazine in the (news)paper BUT on the page
  • dependent prepositions after verbs
  • depend on listen to wait for increase / decrease by
  • dependent prepositions after adjectives
  • interested in good / bad at afraid of angry with angry about fed up with happy with married to similar to same as
  • nice / kind / rude of sb. (be) nice / kind / horrible to sb. eg. It was nice of him to give you a lift. He was horrible to his wife.
  • sorry about sth. sorry for doing sth. eg. Sorry about the noise last night. I’m sorry for not phoning you. NB. Sorry, I’m late.
  • dependent prepositions after nouns
  • opinion of increase / decrease in possibility of
  • phrasal verbs
  • look at look for look after
  • get to get into / out of get onto / off
  • get on with sb. get sb. down get over sth./sb. get together
  • give sth. away give sth. back give in give sth. out give sth. up give up
  • listen to look at look for search for wait for
  • ! some common errors
  • ask to sb. married with sb. pay sth. on the newspaper listen sth. good in sth. sorry for sth. increase in sth.
  • ask to sb. (about) married with sb. (to) pay sth. (for) on the newspaper (in) listen sth. (to) good in sth. (at) sorry for sth. (for doing / about) increase in sth. (by)
  • exercise
  • find and correct the errors
  • He listens music in MTV. I paid a beer to him into the bar. She got married with an Indian on ’64. The article on the paper was from a leading journalist. We went at her home in Monday. Sorry for my late on the morning. I answer to the phone on weekends.
  • He listens _ music in MTV. I paid _ a beer to him into the bar. She got married with an Indian on ’64. The article on the paper was from a leading journalist. We went at her home in Monday. Sorry for my late on the morning. I answer to the phone on weekends.
  • He listens to music on MTV. I paid for a beer for him at/in the bar. She got married to an Indian in ’64. The article in the paper was by a leading journalist. We went to hers on Monday. Sorry, I was late in the morning. I answer _ the phone at weekends.