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    one question, please

    Hello guys
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    can yo answer me please
    when I tanslate a word like intrusion, there are more than preposition like on, upon and into with it
    and my question is which one do I use?
    are they all the same or different

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    Re: one question, please

    Quote Originally Posted by in use View Post
    Hello guys
    I've got a question.
    Can you answer me it, please?
    When I translate a word like intrusion, there are more than several prepositions like on, upon and into that can be used with it.
    and My question is which one do I use?
    Are they all the same or different?
    I would say that we use "intrusion into" and "to intrude upon".

    Brad Pitt has complained that the constant intrusion into his private life is very annoying.

    I don't want to intrude upon this very private meeting, but it's important that I speak to you right now.

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    Re: one question, please

    thank you teacher for your respond, but what about on? and how do I define the correct preposition if a dictionary give me more than one. Also, let's take disappointed as an example
    at/about (sth) and in/with (sb)

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    Re: one question, please

    Quote Originally Posted by in use View Post
    thank you teacher for your respond, but what about on? and how do I define the correct preposition if a dictionary give me more than one. Also, let's take disappointed as an example
    at/about (sth) and in/with (sb)
    When there is more than one preposition given, then it's just a case of learning which one to use when.

    With your example, I don't think I would ever use "disappointed at", and "disappointed about" is frequently interchangeable with "disappointed with".

    I'm disappointed about my exam results.
    I'm disappointed with my exam results.

    I'm disappointed with your behaviour. (A specific behaviour has caused you to be disappointed.)
    I'm disappointed in you. (You expected more/a better result from this person, but they have let you down.)

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    Re: one question, please

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    When there is more than one preposition given, then it's just a case of learning which one to use when.

    With your example, I don't think I would ever use "disappointed at", and "disappointed about" is frequently interchangeable with "disappointed with".

    I'm disappointed about my exam results.
    I'm disappointed with my exam results.

    I'm disappointed with your behaviour. (A specific behaviour has caused you to be disappointed.)
    I'm disappointed in you. (You expected more/a better result from this person, but they have let you down.)

    Thank you again, but I'm embarrassed to ask you if you have a good way to learn the usages of the prepositions of any word
    By the way the dictionary gives examples about the words most the time

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    Thank you again, but I'm embarrassed to ask you if you have a good way to learn the usages of the prepositions of any word
    By the way the dictionary gives examples about the words most the time
    If the dictionary gives examples, that should be a lot of help. You'll just have to work out the context of each example, and then learn it!! I recommend learning an entire sentence each time, not just a small part of it. It makes almost everything easier to remember.

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    Re: one question, please

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    If the dictionary gives examples, that should be a lot of help. You'll just have to work out the context of each example, and then learn it!! I recommend learning an entire sentence each time, not just a small part of it. It makes almost everything easier to remember.
    If we talk about a word that got more than a meanings and I read a sentence that got the word. then I translate it(should I memorize all the meanings?

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    If we talk about a word that got more than a meanings and I read a sentence that got the word. then I translate it(should I memorize all the meanings?
    With words with multiple meanings, I think it's a good idea to memorise one sentence for each meaning so that you can be sure to use it in the correct context. It will also help you to recognise which meaning is being used if you read that word somewhere.

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    Re: one question, please

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    With words with multiple meanings, I think it's a good idea to memorise one sentence for each meaning so that you can be sure to use it in the correct context. It will also help you to recognise which meaning is being used if you read that word somewhere.

    Thank you very much that really helped me and sorry for bothering you
    See you soon if you don't mind

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    Re: one question, please

    You're welcome! Ask as many questions as you like on the forum. Never be embarrassed. If we don't ask, we don't learn!

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