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    Prepositions..

    Hi!
    Could you, please, tell me which of the following is correct:
    1. a. "copyright material"
    or
    b. "copyrighted material" (I found both)
    2. a. two birds ON a tree
    b. two birds IN a tree
    3. Are "appropriate" and "suitable" synonyms in:
    "Put a tick in the appropriate / suitable box."
    4. Is this one ok?
    He stood nearest TO the door.
    I once read that "nearest" requires "to", whereas in:
    He got too near the sun.
    "near" doesn't need one.
    A big thank you,
    Angela


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    Re: Prepositions..

    Quote Originally Posted by tangelatm View Post
    Hi!
    Could you, please, tell me which of the following is correct:
    1. a. "copyright material"
    or
    b. "copyrighted material" (I found both) Both are correct


    2. a. two birds ON a tree
    b. two birds IN a tree

    3. Are "appropriate" and "suitable" synonyms in:
    "Put a tick in the appropriate / suitable box." No: appropriate is the correct word in this context.


    4. Is this one ok?
    He stood nearest TO the door.
    I once read that "nearest" requires "to", whereas in:
    "He got too near the sun", "near" doesn't need one. It can be omitted. It is not essential.


    A big thank you,
    Angela
    .


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    Question Re: Prepositions..

    Hi!
    In Oxford Collocations Dictionary I read:
    1. bird in a tree
    but
    fruit on a tree
    Could you please explain the difference, if any?
    In
    2. Fill in the blanks with the suitable / appropriate form of the verbs
    are suitable and appropriate both ok?
    Thanks,
    Angela


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    Re: Prepositions..

    Birds perch in trees; fruit grows on trees.


    Fill in the blanks with the appropriate form of the verbs

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