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IELTS Grammar - Prepositions


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#IELTS Grammar training: the prepositions "to, of, for"

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IELTS Grammar - Prepositions

  1. 1. Some useful tips on how to use the prepositions “of, to, for” to boost your score in the IELTS
  2. 2. Preposition: to, of, for Prepositions are words that link words and phrases to other parts of the sentence. There are quite a number of prepositions with very different rules on when to use them. Go on through the following slide to know more about the prepositions “to, of, for.” You will learn: Proper use – when and how to use the preposition Sample sentences
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  4. 4. Preposition - to • to indicate the direction to where something or someone is heading My sister is heading to the office this early morning. The books were sent to Mr. Loh in Singapore. All of us went to the amusement park yesterday. Please give it back to me.
  5. 5. Preposition - to • to show a limit or ending point The snow was piled up to the roof. The prices rose up to 10 percent compared last year.
  6. 6. Preposition - to • to indicate time or period In my work before, I used to work from eight in the morning to ten in the evening. What time is it? Ten to five.
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  8. 8. Preposition - for • to show how to use something This place is for showcases and that is for the parking. This knife is for cutting bread. They baked some cookies for your anniversary.
  9. 9. Preposition - for • to mean “because of” I am so happy for you. Good job! We feel sorry for the loss. For this reason, I think students have to make use of modern instructional materials.
  10. 10. Preposition - for • to indicate time or duration He has been a very famous actor for ten years. I have attended the seminar for three days. I can talk to you for a few minutes.
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  12. 12. Preposition - of • to show belonging, or relating, or connected with The highlight of the show is at the end. I always dreamt of being rich and famous. Don’t use that. That is the chair of my sister. The first page of the portfolio is an acknowledgement.
  13. 13. Preposition - of • to indicate reference I got married in the summer of 2012. This is a picture of my boyfriend.
  14. 14. Preposition - of • to indicate an amount or number I have drunk three cups of coffee this morning. I had only four hours of sleep because of my report. A large number of students gathered for the protest.
  15. 15. More resources at: JRooz IELTS blog