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    Question what does "in the audience" mean here?

    the biophysicist's lecture on molecular dynamics was too obnoxious for many students in the audience.

    the word "audience" seems almost always doubtful to me.

    1.is it singlar or plural?

    2.can u give me a list of more applicable prepositional collocations?

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    #2

    Re: what does "in the audience" mean here?

    Take a look at this thread faryan: audience

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    Re: what does "in the audience" mean here?

    Please capitalise the first word of every sentence and take the trouble to type you rather than u.

    Obnoxious is an inappropriate adjective for a lecture on molecular dynamics.

    1. Audience is singular if you think of it as an entity and plural if it's considered to be a collection of individuals. In your sentence it's the latter.

    2. Pass. I don't understand the question.

    Rover

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    Re: what does "in the audience" mean here?

    Quote Originally Posted by faryan View Post
    2.can u give me a list of more applicable prepositional collocations?
    Do you mean verbs like accuse of, agree with etc.? The list is long, did you have something particular in mind?

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    Re: what does "in the audience" mean here?

    Quote Originally Posted by Rover_KE View Post
    Please capitalise the first word of every sentence and take the trouble to type you rather than u.

    Obnoxious is an inappropriate adjective for a lecture on molecular dynamics.

    1. Audience is singular if you think of it as an entity and plural if it's considered to be a collection of individuals. In your sentence it's the latter.

    2. Pass. I don't understand the question.

    Rover


    thanks of remembering me the first two mistakes i made, and answering my questions,in the second question i need to know a little more about the propositions that are used before or after the word "audience".but the most common ones.

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    Re: what does "in the audience" mean here?

    Quote Originally Posted by faryan View Post
    thanks of remembering me the first two mistakes i made, and answering my questions,in the second question i need to know a little more about the propositions that are used before or after the word "audience".but the most common ones.
    I don't think there are any special prepositional collocations for "audience". I can imagine "on the audience", "to the audience", "at the audience", "with the audience", ... in different sentences.

    Perhaps you have problems with "in the audience" in the sentence you quote. I thimk it is also possible to say "among the audience" for that sentence.

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    Re: what does "in the audience" mean here?

    Quote Originally Posted by faryan View Post
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    2.can u give me a list of more applicable prepositional collocations?
    No. The right collocation for 'lecture' is 'audience' (lectures are usually given in 'lecture theatres'), and where the sudents are is 'in the audience'. They can also be said to 'make up the audience' or 'fill out the audience' or whatever other verb may be appropriate; but 'audience' is usually part of any expression to do with a lecture.

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    Re: what does "in the audience" mean here?

    Quote Originally Posted by faryan View Post
    thanks of remembering me the first two mistakes i made, and answering my questions,in the second question i need to know a little more about the propositions that are used before or after the word "audience".but the most common ones.
    Faryan, remember that sentences must begin with capital letters. Also the word "I" must be capitalized. Here's what your post should look like:
    Thanks of remembering me the first two mistakes I made, and answering my questions,_in the second question I need to know a little more about the propositions that are used before or after the word "audience"._But the most common ones.
    We never use spaces before commas and periods and we always use spaces after them. So:

    questions, in <-- correct
    questions,in <-- incorrect
    questions ,in <-- incorrect
    questions , in <-- incorrect

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    Re: what does "in the audience" mean here?

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    Thanka a lot.

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    Re: what does "in the audience" mean here?

    Quote Originally Posted by birdeen's call View Post
    Faryan, remember that sentences must begin with capital letters. Also the word "I" must be capitalized. Here's what your post should look like:
    Thanks of remembering me the first two mistakes I made, and answering my questions,_in the second question I need to know a little more about the propositions that are used before or after the word "audience"._But the most common ones.
    We never use spaces before commas and periods and we always use spaces after them. So:

    questions, in <-- correct
    questions,in <-- incorrect
    questions ,in <-- incorrect
    questions , in <-- incorrect
    what about " & ", how should we use the spaces here? befor and after this sign?

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