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    need advice on the use of prepositions, thanks teacher

    Dear teachers,

    Q1
    Should I use "with" or "against" in the following sentence?

    The girls are playing badmintons (with or against) each other.

    Q2
    The badminton players are practising badminton with each other.
    (Anything wrong with this sentence? Please advice, thanks)

    Q3
    Which one is better in expressing gift exchanges?

    Helen and her sister give each other presents at Christmas.
    OR
    Helen and her sister give presents to each other at Christmas.

    Thanks soooo much, teachers
    Last edited by Help Wanted; 19-Jan-2006 at 06:01.

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    Re: need advice on the use of prepositions, thanks teacher

    When it's competitive, I'd use 'against', but with the practice, I'd use 'with'. With your sentence with 'presents', they both sound fine to me as a British English speaker, but I don't know if Americans would see it differently.

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    Re: need advice on the use of prepositions, thanks teacher

    Thank you sooooo much for your advice, teacher Tdol!

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    Re: need advice on the use of prepositions, thanks teacher

    You're welcome.

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