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    Default Re: HELP w/ prepositions in and on.

    Quote Originally Posted by Nordic Bill
    Gee, I don't know about the first and third ones. I wouldn't use them, but I'm the first to admit prepositions aren't my strong point these days.

    Mind you, the second one (with the 2 x on) would seem to imply that you had a check-in deadline for a flight of your own, which enabled you to be at the airport to see this other plane land.
    I guess, as with all grammar, we reject many things when not contextualised. If one finds a situation where one is in need of saying in + in or on + on, one will accept more readily.

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    Default Re: HELP w/ prepositions in and on.

    Hello to all,

    I'm from the Philippines and we don't really have prepositions. We kinda' do, but not really....that's why my brain gets tired easily (hihihi) everytime i write or talk in english. english is tricky.

    english preposition:
    in, on

    filipino preposition (kinda'):
    "nasa" - it could either be in or on

    So it's like:
    The food is on the table.

    The food is "nasa" table.

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    Default Re: HELP w/ prepositions in and on.

    Now why can't we adopt this system?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nordic Bill
    Now why can't we adopt this system?
    Hi, oh my, thanks for the quick reply.

    isn't it a lot easier?
    Filipinos don't have to do a lot of thinking! ha! go figure! hihihihi


    i thank you again for your kind replies.
    I really love this site. Everybody treats everybody with respect! :)

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    Agreed. Everybody treats everybody nasa respect.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Casiopea
    Agreed. Everybody treats everybody nasa respect.
    Hi - well,
    with is a different story, ha ha ha

    Everybody treats everybody with respect

    Everybody treats everybody "ng" respect.

    "with" in tagalog is "kasama" and not "ng"

    Oh my God! I'll explode in a minute! I just made a fool out of myself!
    I better go to sleep.


    I love all of you!


    i hope there are no filipino tagalog teachers reading my posts.
    Last edited by anasiants; 03-Nov-2005 at 22:02.

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    No problem. And yes - this is definitely the greatest site of its kind. I'm glad I stumbled onto it myself.

    I enjoy the comfortable and civilized atmosphere here as well. You can always feel free to ask a question and you can expect a courteous reply. I wish more discussion forums followed this example!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nordic Bill
    No problem. And yes - this is definitely the greatest site of its kind. I'm glad I stumbled onto it myself.

    I enjoy the comfortable and civilized atmosphere here as well. You can always feel free to ask a question and you can expect a courteous reply. I wish more discussion forums followed this example!
    Thank you Nordic Bill.

    Thanks everyone for all the help!


    Love and kisses to all
    Ana

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    No charge!

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    Default Re: HELP w/ prepositions in and on.

    Quote Originally Posted by Nordic Bill
    Now why can't we adopt this system?
    There does seem to be a tendency among many younger speakers in the UK to drop a lot of prepositions. You here things like 'go toilet' and prepositions after verbs are missed too.

    I also think that as non-native speakers become more confident about using English, then they will start changing things- the majority of English use nowadays is betwen non-native speakers- and this will have a greater impact in the future, so we may see some radical shifts in prepositional usage in the future. Maybe in twenty years, all your work on prepositions will ave become redundant. The trouble is you'll probably feel that everybody should have to go through what you went through and lament the good old days when prepositions were hard.

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