There are no rules. It's just the way we say things.Hi, native speaker friends:
I've always found prepositions hard to learn. Most of the time the question is which one to use, but sometimes I'm not even sure whether or not to use a preposition at all! Here's an example:I have a lot to do at this weekend.I have a lot to do in this weekend.I have a lot to do this weekend."At the weekend" or "this weekend" without a preposition.
Other examples being:He sits on the front row. Possible.He plays violin at the front row. "In" or "on".Sarah will be playing piano in/on/at the concert.---which one is correct? "in" or "at".Two men stood in the street. OKTwo men stood on the street. OKI'm making a great effort refraining myself from slapping her on the face.I'm making a great effort to refrain myself from slapping her on the face. "in the face".I find this problem very disturbing. Please help. Thanks.
I thought he was at school.
He studied French in school. Both are possible.
what's the difference between shortbread and shortcake?
What's the difference of shortbread and shortcake?
BTW, are there rules to follow? Do you native speakers also find it hard to grasp prepositions? No.
Many thanks in advance.
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