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    prepositions

    1. Which drawer did he put his clothes in ?
    2. He is not a difficult man to work with.
    3. Is this the house you read about in the newspaper ?
    4. She does not have enough money to live on for the rest of the month.
    5. Where did you think the voices came from ?
    6. This is the man I was speaking with.
    7. Where is the knife I usually sharpen my pencils with ?
    8. I wonder what she is dressing up for ?
    9. We don't know what he is hinting at.
    10. Who is he angry at ? Is he complaining about her again ?

    This exercise is not tough I guess, all are supposed to be correct :) Right ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by whl626
    1. Which drawer did he put his clothes in ?
    2. He is not a difficult man to work with.
    3. Is this the house you read about in the newspaper ?
    4. She does not have enough money to live on for the rest of the month.
    5. Where did you think the voices came from ?
    6. This is the man I was speaking with.
    7. Where is the knife I usually sharpen my pencils with ?
    8. I wonder what she is dressing up for ?
    9. We don't know what he is hinting at.
    10. Who is he angry at ? Is he complaining about her again ?

    This exercise is not tough I guess, all are supposed to be correct :) Right ?
    For 10., you could also use "with" (i.e., Who is he angry with?) :D

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    Somehow I find that Americans like to use ' at ' instead. :)

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    Quote Originally Posted by whl626
    Somehow I find that Americans like to use ' at ' instead. :)
    Really? Hmm. We use both in North America. Hey, hold on, isn't America in North America? :wink: 'with' is more polite,

    Speak with you. (together, let's talk)
    Speak to you. (you listen, I'll talk)

    Angry at you (directed at you personally)
    Angry with you (something you did)

    All the best, :D

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    Hah, I got it from Hollywoods movies :) Maybe almost all movies I watched are action-oriented, so the language use is somewhat blunt :)

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    Quote Originally Posted by whl626
    Hah, I got it from Hollywoods movies :) Maybe almost all movies I watched are action-oriented, so the language use is somewhat blunt :)
    Good call! 8) Now that you're armed with that knowledge,.... :D

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