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    Dear mates, I am having trouble with something pretty easy.

    A player (footballer) may play at his club and in his national team, as well.

    Are my prepositions correct?

    By the way, I am often confused to use some prepositions, is there anything that you might bring out so for me to get them better?

    Thanks in advance.

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    A player (footballer) may play in his club and his national team, as well.

    The preposition 'in' is more appropriate here. the second one is not necessary. I am not a professional teacher. Please await comments from our experts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by philadelphia View Post
    Dear mates, I am having trouble with something pretty easy.

    A player (footballer) may play at his club and in his national team, as well.

    Are my prepositions correct?

    By the way, I am often confused to use some prepositions, is there anything that you might bring out so for me to get them better?

    Thanks in advance.
    A player may play for his club and for his country, as well.
    A player may play for his club and country.
    A player may be in his club and his national team.

    Regards,
    rj1948.
    Last edited by rj1948; 14-Jun-2008 at 07:42.

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    Thanks

    I am pretty confused because of I have already seen 'at CHelsea' so 'at club'. Even though you did not give me an explanation, I also think that 'in' works - but why not 'at' so?

    The opinion of a native speaker of English would be quite welcome.

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    Default Re: Preposition

    ... at his club(house)
    ... with his club (i.e., his team)
    ... in/with his national team

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    Default Re: Preposition

    A player may be in his national team and he may not play.
    A player may be with his club and he may not play.

    How can a player such as a football player play at his club ?

    A players may play for his club and/or for/with his national team/country.

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    Default Re: Preposition

    Earlier, a teacher posted this link.
    http://sara.natcorp.ox.ac.uk/cgi-bin/saraWeb?qy=die+from

    You can change the word die at the end to another word (play) and add the plus sign. This will show you sample sentences with play.
    SARA Search Results+

    If you aren't sure which preposition comes after, try typing it in and see if the database gives you examples with that preposition:
    http://sara.natcorp.ox.ac.uk/cgi-bin/saraWeb?qy=play+for
    http://sara.natcorp.ox.ac.uk/cgi-bin/saraWeb?qy=play+in



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    Default Re: Preposition

    Quote Originally Posted by vivemafille View Post
    Earlier, a teacher posted this link.
    http://sara.natcorp.ox.ac.uk/cgi-bin/saraWeb?qy=die+from

    You can change the word die at the end to another word (play) and add the plus sign. This will show you sample sentences with play.
    SARA Search Results+

    If you aren't sure which preposition comes after, try typing it in and see if the database gives you examples with that preposition:
    http://sara.natcorp.ox.ac.uk/cgi-bin/saraWeb?qy=play+for
    http://sara.natcorp.ox.ac.uk/cgi-bin/saraWeb?qy=play+in


    Now it is clear

    A player may play for his club and for his national team

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