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    Default English Prepositions Paragraph

    Put ONE suitable word in each of the following blanks.


    It was not easy to know what all the objects were. A long-handled spoon and a one-pronged implement WITH a pricker were among the most intriguing THINGS the finds. Riveted to the spoon was a fantastic dog’s head, with eyes LIKE blue glass and with its tongue lapping OUT of the bowl. It may have been a communion-spoon in which case the pricker, which had a cutting edge as well as a point, could have BEEN used for cutting and picking up the Host. If so, these two objects were part of the plate used in church before the Vikings ERA.

    But the biggest mystery of all was the only object that was not silver, not of metal at all. It was a bone – the jawbone, it was discovered, of a porpoise.

    Why was it hidden THERE with all the precious silver? What Viking raider would want USE a grisly relic? The only possible ANSWER seems to be that it was highly valued by archaeologists. Perhaps a porpoise bone had some special significance then; or perhaps it was mistaken for a human BONE and believed o be part of the remains of an early species of man.


    Here is another paragraph I tried to work out. Can anyone give me some feedback please, thank you very man.

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    Welcome, nunudada.


    It was not easy to know what all the objects were. A long-handled spoon and a one-pronged implement WITH a pricker were among the most intriguing THINGS the finds.

    Note that, nouns take prepositional phrases. This phrase the find is missing its preposition.

    Riveted to the spoon was a fantastic dog's head, with eyes LIKE blue glass and with its tongue lapping OUT of the bowl. It may have been a communion-spoon in which case the pricker, which had a cutting edge as well as a point, could have BEEN used for cutting and picking up the Host. If so, these two objects were part of the plate used in church before the Vikings ERA.


    But the biggest mystery of all was the only object that was not silver, not of metal at all. It was a bone – the jawbone, it was discovered, of a porpoise.


    Why was it hidden THERE with all the precious silver? What Viking raider would want USE a grisly relic?


    Note that, the verb want can take either a noun or a verb as its object. If its object is a verb, then it takes a to-infinitive, not a bare infinitive. Want to is a set phase.
    The only possible ANSWER seems to be that it was highly valued by archaeologists. Perhaps a porpoise bone had some special significance then; or perhaps it was mistaken for a human BONE and believed o be part of the remains of an early species of man.

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    What is the right word I could use instead of the word
    "THINGS" ?
    Thank you a lot for your help.

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    You need a preposition telling you where these items were.

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    A reminder to our members, please do not provide answers to assigment related work. Let students work out the answers on their own.

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