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    Preposition

    I filled in the blanks on my own. Now I need a teacher to these for me.
    1. Send this _to_ my address.
    2. This horse is lame _of_ one leg.
    3. I gave him a cheque _in_ five hundred dollars.
    4. I opened my book _at_ page 40.
    5. He worked _on_ till he succeeded.
    6. He deals _in_ rice.
    7. He will be cured _of_ illness.

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    #2

    Re: Preposition

    You have missed a word after "to".
    Last edited by Rover_KE; 26-Jun-2019 at 12:02. Reason: see below
    I am not a teacher or a native speaker.

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    Re: Preposition

    Welcome to the forum, Rocky.

    Please show your answers to your teacher first. Ask us again if you have any mistakes and your teacher can't explain why.

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    Re: Preposition

    Quote Originally Posted by Rover_KE View Post
    Welcome to the forum, Rocky.

    Please show your answers to your teacher first. Ask us again if you have any mistakes and your teacher can't explain why.
    I cannot contact my teacher as summer vocations are going on, that is why I am seeking help at this forum.

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    Red face Re: Preposition

    Quote Originally Posted by tedmc View Post
    You have missed a word after "to".
    to help me figure out the right answer.

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    #6

    Re: Preposition

    2 and 3 are incorrect. Try again.

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    Re: Preposition

    Quote Originally Posted by Rover_KE View Post
    2 and 3 are incorrect. Try again.
    5 is also incorrect. I can't think of a preposition that would make a sensible sentence there.
    I am not a teacher.

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    Re: Preposition

    Hmm. It works for me. It indicates that he did not stop working. I'm pretty sure it's in AmE too!
    Take a look at entry #2 for "on" as an adverb in the link below.

    https://www.lexico.com/en/definition/on

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    Re: Preposition

    Quote Originally Posted by Rover_KE View Post
    2 and 3 are incorrect. Try again.
    2. This horse is lame on one leg.
    3. I gave him a cheque of five hundred dollars.
    Or
    I gave him a cheque comprising five hundred dollars.
    This is the best I can do. I searched the web before posting this thread here. I found on web that in sentences like 2 we use "of" after "lame".

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    Re: Preposition

    Quote Originally Posted by Rocky_ View Post
    2. This horse is lame on one leg.
    That's correct.

    Quote Originally Posted by Rocky_ View Post
    3. I gave him a cheque of for five hundred dollars.
    Quote Originally Posted by Rocky_ View Post
    I gave him a cheque comprising five hundred dollars.
    No. That's wrong. Besides, "comprising" is not a preposition.

    Quote Originally Posted by Rocky_ View Post
    This is the best I can do. I searched the Web before posting this thread here. I found on the Web that in sentences like #2, we use "of" after "lame".
    I don't see a connection between "lame" and "of".

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