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    They are both correct.

    'by a camera' is wrong.

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    Default Re: Prepositions

    Quote Originally Posted by junaid89 View Post
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    I exchanged my calculator (with) him (for) a camera. sounds awkward
    I exchanged my calculator for a camera with him. maybe better but stilll sounds awkward

    I exchanged my calculator for his camera. (or for one of his cameras, as the case my be) sounds better
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    Last edited by 2006; 05-Aug-2010 at 02:45.

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    Default Re: Prepositions

    Thanks Rover

    @2006:
    Actually these are the sentences given in examination with blinks to be filled by suitable preposition. So, I can't do anything with it :P
    Thanks Anyways

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    Quote Originally Posted by junaid89 View Post
    Thanks Rover

    @2006:
    Actually these are the sentences given in examination with blinks to be filled by suitable preposition. So, I can't do anything with it :P
    Thanks Anyways
    I understand, but others will also read this thread. And there is more to learning English than just taking exams.

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    Yes.. I agree with you

    Anyways, Another question appeared like this:

    Combine each pair of sentences. Use a preposition if necessary:
    (i) Weíve advised Maria. She should get a lawyer.
    (ii) Iím getting bored. Iíve been sitting on the beach.
    (iii) The food was too cold. Farah couldnít eat it.
    (iv) How about it? Shall we go to the Bar-B-Q?

    My Solutions:
    (i) Weíve advised Maria (to) get a lawyer.
    (ii) Iím getting bored sitting on the beach.
    (iii) The food was too cold (to) eat it.
    (iv) How about going to the Bar-B-Q?

    I'm really confused in this one..

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    Default Re: Prepositions

    All correct, except you should delete 'it' in (iii).

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    Oh. I got it. Thanks

    Further solutions:

    - The main export (of) Iran is oil. Many people died (of) starvation.

    This is in Paragraph form:

    Fill in the blanks with correct preposition:
    Karachi Secondary Board reached (at) the final (of) Pakistan Inter board
    Cricket Tournament after defeating Lahore Board (in) the semi-final (by)
    four wickets (at) Asghar Ali Shah Stadium, Karachi.

    at or in, in the last?

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    Default Re: Prepositions

    Please reply Rover Bro.

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    Default Re: Prepositions

    '...reached the final...' is correct. No preposition is needed.

    The rest are correct. (At for the last one.)

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    Thank You Sir

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