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    Confuse regarding the preposition

    Hello Friends,

    I'm confuse regarding the usage of preposition in this sentence.

    Sentence : I know on which subject I知 intelligent and which I知 not.

    Is the usage of preposition "on" correct ? Or there should be "in" or "at" in place of it ? If "in" or "at" r correct then explain the rational behind it also.

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    Last edited by Joe333; 14-Apr-2009 at 22:23. Reason: typo

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    #2

    Re: Confuse regarding the preposition

    Hello R.,

    Consider this similar example:

    1. I know which subjects I'm good at and which I'm not.

    Best wishes,

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    #3

    Re: Confuse regarding the preposition

    Thanks. But would be more helpful if somebody answer my question in the way I wanted.

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    #4

    Re: Confuse regarding the preposition

    The problem is, you wouldn't say "to be intelligent on a subject".

    My example shows you an alternative.

    Best wishes,

    MrP

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    #5

    Re: Confuse regarding the preposition

    Razerr,
    Mr. P. gave you a good answer.

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    Re: Confuse regarding the preposition

    Razer

    The preposition ON is used to describe where an object is in relation to another.

    Sentence : I know on which subject I知 intelligent and which I知 not.

    You are not describing your location to the subject here, you are trying to describe which subjects you are good at. Check this guide out --> Grammar Guide: Prepositions | (un)Enlightened English

    Scroll down to the part about prepositions of place. It has a good explanation of the correct usage of the "on" and other prepositions categories as well.

    Let me know if that helps. Thanks

    centrc


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    #7

    Re: Confuse regarding the preposition

    Thank you, MrP. I take note of your experience here when extending the hand that feeds. I prefer to learn lessons from other's experience than comfort myself afterwards muttering 'once bitten...once bitten...'


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    Re: Confuse regarding the preposition

    Quote Originally Posted by David L. View Post
    Thank you, MrP. I take note of your experience here when extending the hand that feeds. I prefer to learn lessons from other's experience than comfort myself afterwards muttering 'once bitten...once bitten...'
    We come from different cultures and different social and educational backgrounds. Diversity of attitude to things is one of those things and a matter of course, and that we should learn to accept. This way we can spare our nerves and lots of blushes. By visiting fora, I have learnt a lot of things, and I am happy about that.


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    Re: Confuse regarding the preposition

    svartnik We come from different cultures and different social and educational backgrounds.

    ...as evidenced in this forum. And what is also evident in most interchanges between forum members is that graciousness and expression of appreciation transcend culture and education, and reflect more the character of a member.

    And with some interchanges, the lack of these attributes.

    I do not pick nettles, and steer clear of prickly people. My prerogative.

    David L.

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    Last edited by David L.; 15-Apr-2009 at 11:16.


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    Re: Confuse regarding the preposition

    In my opinion:
    We are not born with these characters; rather, we come to life with a clean slate. Characters are not born; they evolve. Originally, we have tendencies to prefer one course of action over another, which our culture, family, and school either suppress or encourage.

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