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    Need help with Preposition, thanks teachers!

    Hello teachers,

    1.
    Can I say, " wearing a watch on her hand"?

    2.
    Am I correct if I say," The one reading a book is Helen." OR should it be,
    "The one who is reading a book is Helen.

    3.
    Is it compulsory to have a hyphen in " seventy-five"? OR seventy five ( still correct???)

    4. The manager was angry when he found his assistant had taken (correct? or took) French leave again.
    Thank you very much for advising.
    Last edited by Help Wanted; 24-Nov-2004 at 19:21. Reason: Wanted to add one more question

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    Re: Need help with Preposition, thanks teachers!

    1a. She is wearing a watch.
    1b. She is wearing a watch on her wrist.
    Note, a watch is usually worn around one's wrist, or on one's wrist.

    2a. The one reading a book is Helen.
    2b. The one who is reading a book is Helen.

    3a. seventy-five
    3b. seventy five (people use it, but the hyphen is best. It helps to show that the two words are related0

    4. ...when he found (that) his assistant had taken ...

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    Re: Need help with Preposition, thanks teachers!

    1. "on" is okay but I would use "wrist" instead of hand.

    Superficially the hand consists of a broad palm attached to the forearm by a joint called the wrist.
    http://encarta.msn.com/encnet/refpag...efid=761568440

    2. Both are fine, but I'd use "the book".
    3. It's a rule in grammar books. You can break though.
    4. Both are good.

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    Re: Need help with Preposition, thanks teachers!

    Thank you soooooo much for your great advice, teacher Casiopea and teacher Blacknomi!

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    Re: Need help with Preposition, thanks teachers!

    I'm glad I didn't ruin your day! You're most welcome.

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    Re: Need help with Preposition, thanks teachers!

    Quote Originally Posted by blacknomi
    I'm glad I didn't ruin your day! You're most welcome.
    You could never ruin a person's day, blacknomi.

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    Re: Need help with Preposition, thanks teachers!

    I talk as if I were a tornado!

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