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    Determining prepositions

    I have a rather simple question to ask. Is it the verb or object of prepositional phrase that determines the required preposition?

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    Re: Determining prepositions

    I think the teachers might ask you for examples, but I am not a teacher.

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    Re: Determining prepositions

    So, take these examples:

    Milad Tower is located in Tehran.
    Milad Tower is located at Aftab Street.

    Based on these examples, it is the object of preposition that determine the preposition. Is this rule always correct?
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    Re: Determining prepositions

    I would use 'in' in both sentences, but I am not a teacher.

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    #5

    Re: Determining prepositions

    Quote Originally Posted by toloue_man View Post
    So, take these examples:

    Milad Tower is located in Tehran.
    Milad Tower is located at Aftab Street.

    Based on these examples, it is the object of preposition that determine the preposition. Is this rule always correct?
    No.

    I am going to Tehran.
    I come from Tehran.
    We flew over Tehran.
    It is located in Tehran.



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    Re: Determining prepositions

    Quote Originally Posted by toloue_man View Post
    it is the object of preposition that determine the preposition.
    I think it is sometimes true depending on context, but I am not a teacher.

    'Peter works in a factory.'
    'John works on a farm.'
    'Jacky works at a restaurant.'

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    Re: Determining prepositions

    Quote Originally Posted by toloue_man View Post
    Based on these examples, it is the object of preposition that determine the preposition. Is this rule always true?
    Please tell me that is the above-sentence true?

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    Re: Determining prepositions

    Quote Originally Posted by toloue_man View Post
    Please tell me that is the above-sentence true?
    No, it isn't.

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    Re: Determining prepositions

    Quote Originally Posted by toloue_man View Post
    Is this rule always correct?
    I advise you to unlearn this rule, but I am not a teacher.

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    Re: Determining prepositions

    There are certainly conventions of usage that depend upon the object of the preposition. In a car, on a bus, etc. But you can't say that this is a universal rule.

    Much of the use depends upon the intended meaning as well. In the box, on the box, at the box, near the box, by the box, etc. are all possible.

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