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    Question Prepositions using

    1. __ the evening of July 7th
    2.__ the evening __ the first day __ May
    3.___ the evening __ the second day __ 2010


    The problem is How do i decide the prepositions to fill in?
    Thanks for help!

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    Re: Prepositions using

    Quote Originally Posted by windwaker3333 View Post
    1. __ the evening of July 7th
    2.__ the evening __ the first day __ May
    3.___ the evening __ the second day __ 2010


    The problem is How do i decide the prepositions to fill in?
    Thanks for help!
    Firstly, you consider whether there is only one proper choice, perhaps a set phrase. There are none in your questions.

    Then, you ask yourself if there is an obvious preposition that describes the meaning you want. In your questions, there are alternatives.

    After that, you make your best choice according to your experience.

    Would you like to try; and we'll correct you?


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    Lightbulb Re: Prepositions using

    Hello

    My answer is :
    1. on the evening of July 7th
    2.onthe evening of the first day in May
    3.onthe evening ofthe second day in 2010

    Are they correct?
    Thanks for help!

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    Re: Prepositions using

    Quote Originally Posted by windwaker3333 View Post
    Hello

    My answer is :
    1. on the evening of July 7th Yes.
    2.on the evening of the first day in May Yes
    or "on the first day of May"
    3.on the evening of the second day in 2010 Yes

    Are they correct?
    Thanks for help!
    Yes, they are all good. However, for the first preposition, a lot of choices are available, depending on the meaning:
    "in/on/during/around/before/after/about/regarding...etc. the evening ..."

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