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    #1

    prepositions

    Hi

    Are the following prepositions correctly used?

    1. Despite his concern about the children`s safety, nothing will be done.
    2. Have you thought about joining the army? - or of?
    3. Can you imagine who I came across during my recent stay in Germany?
    4. Don`t bother about putting everything in its place.
    5. There was no hope in finding the survivors.
    6. The students were reprimanded for being disrespectful.
    7. They set up barricades..
    8. He was criticized for granting funds to support the initiative.

    Thank you very much in advance.

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    #2

    Re: prepositions

    I think they are fine.
    Look up a dictionary.

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    #3

    Re: prepositions

    I have already looked up the words but I was not sure.

    Thank you very much, nado.

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    Re: prepositions

    Hi
    Prepositions are tricky.
    Please note I'm not a teacher nor a native speaker - but let me have a go.
    I'd wait for a teacher opinion anyway.

    Hi

    Are the following prepositions correctly used?

    1. Despite his concern about the children`s safety, nothing will be done.
    Despite his concern for the children`s safety, nothing will be done.

    2. Have you thought about joining the army? - or of?
    I'd opt for of
    Have you thought of joining the army?


    3. Can you imagine who I came across during my recent stay in Germany?

    4. Don`t bother about putting everything in its place.
    Don`t bother with putting everything in its place.

    5. There was no hope in finding the survivors.
    There was no hope of finding the survivors.

    6. The students were reprimanded for being disrespectful.

    7. They set up barricades..

    8. He was criticized for granting funds to support the initiative.

    Thank you very much in advance.
    It could be that the prepositions are just optional in most cases.
    The only one that I'd consider wrong was the 5Th

    Cheers

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    Re: prepositions

    Quote Originally Posted by Teia View Post
    Hi

    Are the following prepositions correctly used?

    1. Despite his concern about the children`s safety, nothing will be done. OK
    2. Have you thought about joining the army? - or of? Both are possible.
    3. Can you imagine who I came across during my recent stay in Germany? OK
    4. Don`t bother about putting everything in its place. OK
    5. There was no hope in finding the survivors. "of"
    6. The students were reprimanded for being disrespectful. OK
    7. They set up barricades.. OK
    8. He was criticized for granting funds to support the initiative. OK

    Thank you very much in advance.
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    Re: prepositions

    Think of -- have an idea
    Think about -- consider that idea, its advantages and disadvantages, etc.

    I can't think of a solution to this problem. (I have no idea what to do)
    I will think about what you said. (Spend some time considering it.)

    They are the same with "What do you think of Mary?" and "What do you think about Mary?" when asking for you opinion about/of someone.
    Last edited by Barb_D; 27-Feb-2010 at 13:30.
    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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