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Information about Exmplanation

Published on March 4, 2014

Author: fatih06kgm

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What do prepositions do? • • • • • Tell Location: under, above, on, behind Tell Direction: to, toward, around Introduce a Time: in, on, at Tell Purpose: for, about, with Almost always followed by a noun or a pronoun: This present is for you. The book is about George Washington. Their house is around the corner.

Some common prepositions: • About, above, across (from), against, along, among, around, at • Behind, below, beneath, beside, between, beyond, by • Down, during, except, for, from, in, inside, into • Near, of, off, on, onto, outside, over, past • Through, to, toward, under, up, with, without

In, On, At … Three Little Words… Three Big Headaches • In, on, at + location On (on the surface, In (inside) touching) At (physically present, but not necessarily inside)

What is correct? In, on, or at? • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • ________ room 104 ________ the first floor ________ MiraCosta College ________ Mission Avenue ________ 1831 Mission Avenue ________ Oceanside ________ California ________ the United States ________ North America ________ planet Earth ________ the world ________ work ________ church ________ school ________ home

General rules for In, On, At + location In + •A room •A city •A state •A country •A continent At + On + •Floor •Street •Buildings •Events •Address •Familiar places (home, school, work)

In, On, At + Time What is correct? In, on, or at? • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • __________ 6 p.m __________ Friday __________ January __________ Friday, Jan. 13 __________ the morning __________ night __________ the evening __________ midnight __________ noon __________ 2006 __________ a few minutes __________ two days __________ the 21st Century __________ the summer __________ the weekend

General rules for In, On, At + location In + length of time On + a more specific time •Month •Day •Year •Date •Season •Century At + most specific point in time •Clock time

Tricky ones… What is the correct preposition? • • • • • • I had a funny dream (with, about) you last night. The book was written (for, by) a famous author. I like to talk (in, on) the phone. I am (in bed, on the bed). He is mad (at, about) his girlfriend. I am (in, at) school.

A word about phrasal verbs • A phrasal verb is a verb + a preposition • Many are idiomatic expressions • Some examples: I put on my shoes. = They put off studying. = We put up with her annoying behavior. = She took off early. = He got stood up by his blind date. = ** See the instructor if you would like a list of common phrasal verbs.

Need more practice? • • • • Quiz for Practicing Prepositions More about In, On, AT Practice In, On, At for different situations In, On, At + Locations • See also Blackboard, Course Documents, Parts of Speech, Prepositions

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