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    prepositions

    1. I have lots of book in my house.
    2. She will take me to the movies by her car.
    3. My friend had worked in the city bank for ten years.
    4. She complained about the food at the hospital
    5. I will be home from five o'clock to seven o'clock so call me through that time.
    6. Insomniacs have a lot of problems falling to sleep during night.
    7. Until tomorrow, the worst of the storm should be over.
    8. By the storm, all the lights were out for several hours.

    I have done these but I am not sure whether they are correct. Are they okay?

    Thanks,

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    #2

    Re: prepositions

    Let your teacher correct them first, Gorkem Atay.

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    #3

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    I have no teacher, Rover_KE.

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    #4

    Re: prepositions

    1, 3 and 4 are correct.

    Try the others again.

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    #5

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    2. She will take me to the movies by her car. (Still I have no idea about this)
    3. I will be home from five o'clock to seven o'clock so call me at that time.
    6.
    Insomniacs have a lot of problems falling to sleep at night.
    7. By
    tomorrow, the worst of the storm should be over.
    8. During
    the storm, all the lights were out for several hours.

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    #6

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    2. '...in her car.'

    3. This is a bad question. It ought to be '...so call me between those times'.

    The rest are correct.

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    #7

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gorkem Atay View Post
    1. I have lots of book in my house.
    2. She will take me to the movies by her car.
    3. My friend had worked in the city bank for ten years.
    4. She complained about the food at the hospital
    5. I will be home from five o'clock to seven o'clock so call me through that time.
    6. Insomniacs have a lot of problems falling to sleep during night.
    7. Until tomorrow, the worst of the storm should be over.
    8. By the storm, all the lights were out for several hours.

    I have done these but I am not sure whether they are correct. Are they okay?

    Thanks,
    I understand all off them but 6 and 8. Are they illogical? Could you explain me please...?

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    You got 6 and 8 right in post #5. They are logical.

    6 is badly phrased. We say 'falling asleep' or 'getting to sleep' — not 'falling to sleep'. We sleep at night — during night is ungrammatical...it would have to be during the night.

    8 means 'When the storm was raging, all the lights were out....'

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    #9

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    I think "after the storm" makes more sense.

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    #10

    Re: prepositions

    The last thing I want to ask is that, for example I can use ''by'' like: ''By using this type of engine, we have gotten better performance in our aircraft.''

    8. ''By the storm, all the lights were out....''

    I think both have the same construction before comma. Why the 8 is not correct? Is it
    ungrammatical or something else?

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