Attention: I reposted some of my unanswered questions in the #23 posts (page 3). Please have a look at it. And I might update this thread on a regular basis, would keep it preposition-only. Will new updates be answered? Do I need to start new threads?
Thanks for all answerers in advance.
Hi, native speaker friends:
I've always found prepositions hard to learn. Most of the time the question is which one to use, but sometimes I'm not even sure whether or not to use a preposition at all! Here's an example:
I have a lot to do at this weekend.
I have a lot to do in this weekend.
I have a lot to do this weekend.
Other examples being:
He sits on the front row.
He plays violin at the front row.
Sarah will be playing piano in/on/at the concert.---which one is correct?
Two men stood in the street.
Two men stood on the street.
I'm making a great effort refraining myself from slapping her on the face.
I'm making a great effort to refrain myself from slapping her on the face.I find this problem very disturbing. Please help. Thanks.
I thought he was at school.
He studied french in school.
what's the difference between shortbread and shortcake?
What's the difference of shortbread and shortcake?
BTW, are there rules to follow? Do you native speakers also find it hard to grasp prepositions?
Many thanks in advance.