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    On next week, In last year, Preposition is not necessary?

    Hi All,

    "I am going to Japan on next week" or "I am going to Japan next week."
    "I went to HK in last year." or "I went to HK last year."

    William

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    Re: On next week, In last year, Preposition is not necessary?

    Quote Originally Posted by Williamyh View Post
    Hi All,

    "I am going to Japan on next week" or "I am going to Japan next week."
    "I went to HK in last year." or "I went to HK last year."

    William
    No preposition is required. If you would like further clarification, please ask.

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    Re: On next week, In last year, Preposition is not necessary?

    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    No preposition is required. If you would like further clarification, please ask.
    Thanks for your prompt reply. But I'd like to know, the sentence as follows, should we use preposition.

    In next week, I'll go to Hong Kong.

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    Re: On next week, In last year, Preposition is not necessary?

    Quote Originally Posted by Williamyh View Post
    Thanks for your prompt reply. But I'd like to know, the sentence as follows, should we use preposition.

    In next week, I'll go to Hong Kong.
    No, you can simply say "Next week, I am going to Hong Kong" or "I am going to Hong Kong next week". Please note that if you have arranged to go to Hong Kong, use "am going to" not "will go", we use "will go" for snap decisions and "going to" for things that have been planned. For example, your boss says to you "I need you to visit the office in Hong Kong" you say "OK I'll go tomorrow/next week etc." in the evening you go home and say to your wife "I am going to Hong Kong on business tomorrow".

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    Re: On next week, In last year, Preposition is not necessary?

    "On next week, In last year, Preposition is not necessary?" It's not just unnecessary, it's necessary to avoid it, when the phrase after the preposition is adverbial. But in something like 'In next year's race I'll beat him', you do need the preposition.

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    Last edited by BobK; 24-Nov-2009 at 13:34. Reason: Fix typo

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    Re: On next week, In last year, Preposition is not necessary?

    bhaisahab and BobK, thank you very much for your teaching. I learnt a lot from you guys.....please correct me right away if you think my english has any problem. Thanks again.

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    Re: On next week, In last year, Preposition is not necessary?

    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    No preposition is required. If you would like further clarification, please ask.
    Hi bhaisahab, as no one answer my question, I'd like to know when writing Resume or CV, one part is called "Working Experience" or "Work Experience"? Please advise. Thanks

    Regards,

    William

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    Re: On next week, In last year, Preposition is not necessary?

    work experience

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    Re: On next week, In last year, Preposition is not necessary?

    Or simply "Experience" or depending on your experience, "Professional Experience"

    (For example, my days waitressing, working as a lifeguard, and running a game at the Renaissance Festival, although fun jobs, don't show up on my resume under "Professional Experience.")
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    that's an experienced professional's opinion.

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