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    preposition

    The view ---- our window must be one of the best anywhere ---- the town.

    A) in / over
    B) through / of
    C) from / in
    D) down / outside
    E) by / above

    Well, clearly the correct answer is C, but I wonder which options are possible in the first blank and which in the second. For example, can we say "The view down/by/through our window ..."?

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    Re: preposition

    Quote Originally Posted by Trex View Post
    The view ---- our window must be one of the best anywhere ---- the town.

    A) in / over
    B) through / of
    C) from / in
    D) down / outside
    E) by / above

    Well, clearly the correct answer is C, but I wonder which options are possible in the first blank and which in the second. For example, can we say "The view down/by/through our window ..."?
    No and no. Only C is correct. ('from' our window is acceptable but strange).
    Last edited by fromatto; 31-Mar-2008 at 19:32. Reason: afterthought

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    Re: preposition

    Quote Originally Posted by Trex View Post
    The view ---- our window must be one of the best anywhere ---- the town.

    A) in / over
    B) through / of
    C) from / in
    D) down / outside
    E) by / above

    Well, clearly the correct answer is C, but I wonder which options are possible in the first blank and which in the second. For example, can we say "The view down/by/through our window ..."?
    How about "view out of our window"?

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    Re: preposition

    Attention: I'm not a teacher.



    Hi Trex,

    In my humble opinion, there is only one proper answer namely c. “From our window” sounds very acceptable and even
    Up to par (satisfactory, up to a given standard).

    There is also my standpoint concerning the mentioned above preposition “out”. ("view out of our window").

    My window looks out on the sea. (not "the view)

    But the rights of the case are different.

    May I have your attention, please? You could take into consideration the following examples:

    The view from my window. What I see is what you get.

    Take a photo of the view from your window.

    “View from my window" can be interpreted in many ways, feel free to do that. Please take a photograph that you feel fits within the competition name, it could be the view from your house, office, football stadium(!) etc.

    The view taken from my front window, I look at this view everyday, to me it seems very French.

    Taken from my living room window in Yorkton, Saskatchewan. I took it because the sky was unlike any I'd seen before. It was hailing only minutes earlier.

    I took this picture from the window of my truck in the summer of 2006. I was passing by this fire as I was headed to my fire station so I could be sent back to this fire to fight it. Though it burned about 5000 acres, it sure did make for a pretty sunset!

    A photo of the sunrise from my apartment window. I ran to snap this picture one morning in my pj's and bare feet while I was finishing up work (third shift), the sky was just plastered with color and it was so beautiful. I may hate my apartment, but the view isn't always all bad.

    View from my Window -

    Regards.

    V.

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