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    Red face Prepositions

    Hello, the only way I have to learn how to use the prepositions is by memorizing them.

    Thanks in advance, happy new year.

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    Re: Prepositions

    Quote Originally Posted by Jair dos Santos Correa View Post
    Hello, the only way I have to learn how to use the prepositions is by memorizing them.

    Thanks in advance, happy new year.

    Hi

    The only way of learning how to use prepositions is practising as much as possible. Memorizing is not the best solution and it does not help too much ; without practice you might forget them quite fast.

    A Happy New Year to you and all the other members of this site !

    Best wishes

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    Re: Prepositions

    Happy New Year to you too!

    It is repetition that defines every skill. Make yourself a list of two-word preposition exercises and repeat them to yourself every day.

    up the stairs, down the stairs, on the stairs, through the doorway, into the car, with my books, over the bridge,...

    Start with a list of maybe ten of these based on things in your everyday life. When you've memorized those, think of ten more.

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    Re: Prepositions

    Here's a trick for learning prepositions: a preposition is anything that a squirrel can do to a tree. He can run up the tree, down the tree, sit beneath the branches, hide inside the trunk, run around the tree, fall from it, etc. This doesn't cover all the possible prepositions, but it's a good way to start.

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