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    Use of prepositions

    I want to have a better grasp of the use of prepositions in sentences? Are there any quality website(s) recommended? The more, the better. Thank you for helping.

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    Re: Use of prepositions

    I think our great friend Google.com would help a lot.
    Last edited by IvanV; 26-Jan-2008 at 13:07. Reason: g/k

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    Re: Use of prepositions

    Quote Originally Posted by IvanV View Post
    I thing our great friend Google.com would help a lot.
    Well, IvanV, I have tried it before, but it really likes searching a needle in the haysack. Could any scholars recommend again?

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    Re: Use of prepositions

    Could you narrow things down a bit? Prepositions are chaotic and cover many different areas, from location, time, etc, to phrasal verbs, etc. What exactly are you loong for? There are plenty of things like lists of verbs + prepositions, etc, but I sense that this is not what you're after.

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    Re: Use of prepositions

    Quote Originally Posted by Tdol View Post
    Could you narrow things down a bit? Prepositions are chaotic and cover many different areas, from location, time, etc, to phrasal verbs, etc. What exactly are you loong for? There are plenty of things like lists of verbs + prepositions, etc, but I sense that this is not what you're after.
    Exactly, Tdol. Sometimes when a verb, adjective, and noun occur altogether in a sentence, it is difficult for me to decide whether the preposition should go after with the verb or adjective or noun.
    For example, "The book will be of enormous value in assisting learners to use prepositions confidently and idiomatically."
    According to Longman Dict, the preposition for value is "of"; however, the preposition after "value" in the above sentence is "in". With which word the "in" is going after? There may be some other examples but I only think of this at the moment. Thanks for helping.

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    Re: Use of prepositions

    In the sentence from Longman's, both prepositions precede their link - of enormous value and in assisting learners.



    You could look at these and see if they help at all:

    Prepositions: Locators in Time and Place

    OWL at Purdue University

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    Re: Use of prepositions

    Quote Originally Posted by Anglika View Post
    In the sentence from Longman's, both prepositions precede their link - of enormous value and in assisting learners.



    You could look at these and see if they help at all:

    Prepositions: Locators in Time and Place

    OWL at Purdue University
    Thanks. They are really nice online reference sites.

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