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Questions tagged [prepositions]

A preposition is a word governing, and usually preceding, a noun or pronoun and expressing a relation to another word or element in the clause.

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Which preposition to use with beauty? Of or with?

I read a sentence which was: Maricha changed himself into a charming golden deer with surpassing beauty. Could there be "of" instead of "with"?
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“Where are you coming from” is the sentence correct?

I was taught that where are you going to is incorrect. But if I use: Where are you coming. It seems to be ambiguous. Can I say: Where are you coming from. Please Explain.
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“continuation with” VS “continuation of” [closed]

Examples: **The continuation of the strike caused a lot of hardship ** Today's lecture is in continuation with the previous lectures. Explain the difference. Thank you.
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Sleep at least vs sleep for at least

Are both options valid? Or only one is? Example sentence: From today, employees will be required to sleep (for) at least twenty minutes during lunch break. I did a Google search. Sleep at least ...
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No-brainer to me or no-brainer for me [duplicate]

When should we be using "to me", and for what occasions are "for me" better? Take for instance the following sentence: "It's a no-brainer to/for me that schools should be subsidized by the ...
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Which preposition should I use here:You are not listening! What are you thinking __?

Which preposition should I use here:You are not listening! What are you thinking __ ? can i use thinking for?
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“Value as” or “value at”?

Which of the following is more correct: I value this land-plot at exactly $1,000,000 or I value this land-plot as exactly $1,000,000 ?
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Which preposition to use - for or of? [closed]

Which preposition should below sentence use and why? In the given chart, we can observe cellular phone sales for four companies OR In the given chart, we can observe cellular phone sales of four ...
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“Finish OF” or “Finish TO” difference

Macmillan dictionary examples: A swim in the sea seemed a perfect finish to the day. I didn't see the finish of the game Apart from these I have also heard: **Greatest ever finish to a cricket ...
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Should I say “in the command line” or “on the command line”?

Many IT workers use command-line utilities nowadays, and may of those utilities have "command-line arguments". I recently wrote the following sentence in an article: ... specify the option <...
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“From by” vs “by”?

I came across a clause while reading a definition of "swindle" in M-W dictionaries which was: to take money or property from by fraud or deceit What if fraud was preceded by just "by" and what ...
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To + ing question

I've been having a hard time trying to understand this specific grammar point: the "to + ing" structure. So my question is: Which sentence is correct? Work hard to stand out from the crowd. Or Work ...
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“Until Monday” includes Monday or Excludes Monday? [duplicate]

When saying simply "until" it includes or excludes what mentioned after it? For example: You should make registration until Monday. "It's best to avoid full-body bathing until the second ...
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How to use this phrase on an invitation

Is is grammatically correct to say bride to be of Grady Clark or bride to be to Grady Clark? Need it on an invitation for a bridal shower.
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preposition+relative and how to understand the context

When I see preposition + clauses led by relative pronouns(complicated ones), I get confused and don't know where the preposition should go to in the clauses. For example: Exposure is the degree to ...
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'of' as in “ask questions of somebody”

I would like to ask about of in the following passage, which is the definition for interrogate on Google's dictionary. ask questions of someone closely, aggressively, or formally. I also looked up ...
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How to understand “in it” in this context

"... It's forty-ten, forty-ten to Slytherin and Pucey has the Quaffle ..." Harry could hear Luna's ludicrous lion hat roaring amidst the Gryffindor cheers and felt heartened; only thirty points ...
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“switch something to something” or “switch something for something”?

Tell me please which preposition I have to use in the following context, to or for: If you come home and realize that the jeans you bought doesn't really fit you, then you can easily take them ...
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Correct Preposition [closed]

What is the correct answer to put in the space marked (d)? The answer key provided to me says "for", but my instinct says it is "to". Would someone please help me? Sanjit Ray wanted to shoot a ...
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Difference between “The question is difficult for me.” vs“ The question is difficult to me.” [duplicate]

The question is difficult for me. The question is difficult to me. As for me, number 1 and 2 seem to be similar. The above sentences are very confusing for a non-native speaker like me. Can any of ...
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Difference between “ He is tall for a child.” and “He is tall to a child.”

As for me, the first sentence seems to mean "He is rather tall even though he is a child." However, the second sentence seems to mean "He is taller than a child." Am I right? I'd appreciate it if ...
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I Pass my life + (helping others or by helping others)

I hear both the expressions: I am passing my life helping others. I am passing my life by helping others. Do the both carry equivalent meaning ? Please explain.
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“Right to” or “Right of” in this context

As a basic learner, we commonly use: Will to play(verb).. will of car(noun).. Need to eat(verb).. Need of food(noun). Similarly, we should write: Right to read(verb).. Right of education (...
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Where did the next car take you? But I think 'Where did the next car take you to?' is right

Can you tell why there is not the word 'to' in the end and when I should add the word 'to' in the end?
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prepositions at the end of What and Which/that clauses

I don't understand why these clauses led by what or that/which end with prepositions, why do we need a preposition at the end and what are the grammar rules. What clauses: We took an interest in ...
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What is the difference of “go to”, “go over to” and “go up to” to “X's place”?

In the following sentence: I am going to go to my daughter's house. I am going to go over to my daughter's house. I am going to go up to my daughter's house. I have difficulty ...
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Is “school” a preposition in “The School day never goes too slowly”?

Is School a preposition in this sentence?: The School day never goes too slowly. If it is not what part of speech is it?
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Proper preposition with “gifted”

Gifted means talanted, but how to be more specific with the area, like 'art' ,'math'etc. Can i say "she is gifted in art"? Or "she is gifted with art"? Or "she is gifted art"? Thanks.
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The use of the word “extend” with the preposition “to” in context

Tell me if it is correct to use the preposition and the word together in the following sentence. Kate extended her hand to me to greet me. I feel that the sentence sounds correct, but I doubt ...
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how to refer to a document in a book?

Which is correct and appropriate when referring to a picture on some page of a book: "Look at the picture ON book page 49" or "look at the picture FROM book page 49"? Would you think the same if a ...
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Stubborn about/in, unyielding in/about, rigid in/about

He’s really stubborn in his decision. Vs He’s really stubborn about his decision. He’s really unyielding in his decision. Vs He’s really unyielding about his decision. He’s ...
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What's the meaning difference between “off John Does” and “of the John Does”?

This is from the movie "Meet John Doe" (1941) ("John does" means people like "John Doe") "Everybody is gonna cut himself a nice fat slash off John Does, eh?" But, another script says: "...
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“to” or “for” in context

Tell me please which preposition is correct to use in the following context and why. I love the book, and I would even say it is like the Bible to/for me. I feel that both prepositions might be ...
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The function of “of” in phrases like “a country of wide lawns”

I understand the sentences perfectly but I have difficulty finding what are the exact functions of the prepositions (of) used in the following sentences. We were sitting at a table with a man ...
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“Give it to me please” or “give it me please”?

I'm not sure if I have to add the preposition "to" in the following sentence. Do I have? "Give it to me please" or "give it me please" ?
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Hanging TO or FROM or ON in this situation

I have seen the sentence in a grammar book: "There are hanging some ripe mangoes TO the twig of the tree." But earlier I always used ON and FROM in this situation. Explain (hanging) on, from and to....
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Difference between “ I borrowed some money from him” vs “ I borrowed some money of him”

Which sentence is correct? I have seen "I borrowed money of him" on the net before. As far as I am concerned, "I borrowed some money from him" seems to be right. However, I have seen the follwing two ...
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Using “look” without preposition

I came across with this sentence where "look" was used without preposition afterward. Isn't both ways a noun phrase ? In the other sentences "look" was used before a preposition so what is the ...
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preposition + relative : which and whom

Two mortal years in which nothing had been accomplished. Why do we need the preposition in in front of which? Is two mortal years the object of the preposition in and does the preposition in act as ...
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Difference between “ The vase was sold at 300 dollars.” vs “ The vase was sold for 300 dollars.”

To me, the first sentence seems to mean the vase was sold at an auction whreas the second sentence was sold at a store. As a non-native speaker, it's so confusing which preposition is more ...
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“Easy TO me” or “easy FOR me” in this context

I have heard both of the expressions : This work is easy to me. This work is easy for me. What are the different uses of to and for in this context? Thanks in advance.
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Outside her control

The following excerpt is from an article about a film director from the Washington Post, written by Amy Nicholson: Overnight, she became a major Hollywood contender, but then she fought, and lost, ...
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Is it correct to use the adjective “jaded” with the preposition “with”?

I was looking up the word jaded in various dictionaries, but couldn't find it being used with the preposition with. Is it correct to use the word in the following way? After watching the movie so ...
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What is correct “in various subjects” or “on various subjects”?

They offer classes on various subjects. They offer classes in various subjects. Which is correct? Searching google for "classes in/on various subjects" shows that both variants are used ...
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With whom/who VS who/whom with

Which is correct: 1) Who do you want to come with? 2) With who do you want to come? 3) Whom do you want to come with? 4) With whom do you want to come? I heard using "whom" is formal and "who" is ...
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This is the girl TO whom I married or whom I married

I came across the both sentences: This is the girl whom I married. This is the girl to whom I married. Which one is grammatical? Please explain. Thank you.
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can use the with other

I would like to understand the role of using the with other. For example, Each row of matrix A contains only three numbers. For example, the entries of the first row are the numbers from 1:3, ...
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Is it correct to use “of” with “avoid”?

I read a sentence which was: Mr Prasad said the unicast avoids of all shortcomings of the existing methods. Is it correct to use "of" with "avoid"? I think we use "of" with "devoid".
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What is the difference between “unique to” and “unique for”?

For example is it better to say: “This problem is not unique to Australia.” than “This problem is not unique for Australia.”?
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Not by somebody VS by not somebody

Which variant is correct? She is being thought about by not him. She is being thought about not by him.