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  1. daw_al_qamar
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    Smile Confusion with Prepositions

    xxxI would like to know the right use of the prepositions . Because I have many doubts about the use of by. for, in, on. etc. I am native spanish speaker, and in spanish we use the same prepositions in differents cases.
    Thanks.

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    Re: Confusion with Prepositions

    That's quite a large subject to cover in a post. You are best to get a good grammar dictionary for reference and practice a lot.

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    Re: Confusion with Prepositions

    They have many different uses- for location, time, with verbs, etc. Could you give a more specific example of what confuses you?

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    Re: Confusion with Prepositions

    Quote Originally Posted by tdol
    They have many different uses- for location, time, with verbs, etc. Could you give a more specific example of what confuses you?
    I have confusion with the use of "by and for"
    thanks

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    Re: Confusion with Prepositions

    With time:

    By- marks the limit- the end of the time period:
    I want this work finished by Friday. (You can finish before Friday, but Friday is the last day)
    For- the duration (how long)
    I worked for six hours without a break.


    BTW- There's a lot of practice here: http://www.usingenglish.com/quizzes/

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