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    Post Prepositons

    Prepositions:

    1. What is that _______ me?
    2. They live ________ the same root.

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    Default Re: Prepositons

    Welcome to the forum, Ansh Agrawal.

    The idea of the forum is that you tell us what you think first and then we comment.

    I think you mean 'roof'.

    Rover

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    Default Re: Prepositons

    Welcome to the forum, Ansh.

    We like to help when we can, but you are more likely to receive a response if you post a reasonably polite request, Such as, 'Could you tell me which prepositions go here, please?' We also like people to try themselves first.
    Please do not edit your question after it has received a response. Such editing can make the response hard for others to understand.


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    Default Re: Prepositons

    Yeah probably. Actually the book had 'root'. I guess you're right. Thanks :)

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    Default Re: Prepositons

    Quote Originally Posted by Ansh Agrawal View Post
    Yeah probably. Actually the book had 'root'. I guess you're right. Thanks :)
    So what are your suggestions for the correct prepositions?

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    Well, I don't know about the first one. My suggestion for the second one is 'under'. Thanks. :)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ansh Agrawal View Post
    Well, I don't know about the first one. My suggestion for the second one is 'under'. Thanks.
    That is fine.

    There are many possibilities for the first. Only more context will enable us to choose an appropriate one.
    Please do not edit your question after it has received a response. Such editing can make the response hard for others to understand.


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    Red face Re: Prepositons

    Here are some of the other prepositions regarding which I need help..

    Could anyone please help me with any of the following ? My suggestions are in the respective brackets. -

    1. O God ! Keep me _____ sin. ( away from ? )
    2. I have been working hard ______ arithmetic. ( in/at ? )
    3. We suffered ____ your neglect. ( due to ? )
    4. It is ten o' clock ___ my watch. ( by ? )
    5. There is nothing new __ the sun. ( with/about ? )
    6. You, boys, must settle it ___ yourselves. ( amongst/among ? What's the difference in their usage? Please help. )
    7. The public are cautioned ___ pickpockets. ( against ? )
    8. They motored ___ Bombay ___ Poona. ( from; to ? )

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ansh Agrawal View Post
    Here are some of the other prepositions regarding which I need help..

    Could anyone please help me with any of the following ? My suggestions are in the respective brackets. -

    1. O God ! Keep me _____ sin. ( away from ? ) yes
    2. I have been working hard ______ arithmetic. ( in/at ? ) both - "in" for the subject in school, "at" for the concept itself.
    3. We suffered ____ your neglect. ( due to ? ) from
    4. It is ten o' clock ___ my watch. ( by ? ) yes
    5. There is nothing new __ the sun. ( with/about ? ) under (=anywhere on Earth)
    6. You, boys, must settle it ___ yourselves. ( amongst/among ? What's the difference in their usage? Please help. ) I'm a bad to ask about this. I don't know either but as an American I rarely use "amongst"
    7. The public are cautioned ___ pickpockets. ( against ? ) yes
    8. They motored ___ Bombay ___ Poona. ( from; to ? ) yes
    Hope you get a better answer for #6
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    Smile Re: Prepositons

    Thanks a lot for the quick feedback ! Thanks :)

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