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    Preposition, on; to; or with?

    Prepositions, are sometimes, one of the confusing problems among non-native English speakers, or learners.
    I get confused sometimes as well.

    A guy learns things, eg; computer prgramming, web designing, (sports) skiing, footballing, cricketing; but he doesn't masters/perfects/completes any of the things he does. He learns a bit and then leaves before completing any computer education, or sports.

    If someone asks him about the completion of what he learns, and he responds "I couldn't achieve/complete (profession/study), because I am not/wasn't constant (on?to?with?) that. Which preposition is correct?

    I prefer "on", but I need seniors' confirmation/answer.
    Joe you know? I wasn't constant on learning things which I used to learn if I had learned, I would have been a multiskilled person.

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    Re: Preposition, on; to; or with?

    Your examples are not natural so it's not possible to answer your question in a meaningful way. You might say, "I didn't stick with the studies..."; "I didn't finish any of the courses...".
    “Every miserable fool who has nothing at all of which he can be proud, adopts as a last resource pride in the nation to which he belongs; he is ready and happy to defend all its faults and follies tooth and nail, thus reimbursing himself for his own inferiority.”

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    Re: Preposition, on; to; or with?

    Constant doesn't work for me either- you could use persist with.

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