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PREPOSITIONS Part 9-WITH

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These are some of the words that go with the preposition. Enjoy going over them. ^_^ Agree Do you agree with hitting children to discipline them? Begin Some English words are really confusing for many ESL students. For example, Psychology begins with P, but the P is silent. Communicate How often do you communicate with your friends abroad? Do you communicate with them regularly? Compare Never compare your beauty with that of another woman. We are all beautful in our own unique way. Compete In anything you do, just give it your best shot. You don't have to compte with anybody. Comply If you want to keep your job, you should comply with all the company rules. Confuse Please don't confuse Raise with Rise. They are two different words. Contrast Her sweet manner of speaking contrasts with her nasty attitude. Cope She has to learn how to cope with stress. Please My professor was not pleased with my presentation. She wants me to do more research on my

PREPOSITIONS Part 8--FOR

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Photo credit: Freepik Again, these are the words that often go with the prepositon FOR. Account How do you account for these inconsistencies in your financial report? Ask I asked for chopsticks but the waiter gave me a fork. Act My mother is 89 years old. She can't go to the  city hall to sign the documents. Who will act for her? Apologize I apologize for screaming at you a while ago. I was emotional. I did not intend to hurt your feelings. Blame The driver was blamed for the accident. He was talking on the phone while he was driving. Fortunately, nobody was seriously injured. Beg You don't have to beg for a person's love. Love yourself first and then, the right person will come to you. Call The angry demonstrators were calling for the resignation of the incompetent mayor. Charge The seller charged me P100.00 for the very simple face mask. Exchange The little boy gave me his pet hamster in exchange for Google gift cards. Hope You want to get

PREPOSITION Part 7--AT

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Photo credit: Freepik Again, the words that go with the preposition AT are listed below, in alphabetical order.  I hope that these posts will make learning ESL a bit, even just a bit easier. Amuse I am always amused at his wicked sense of humor. He always makes me laugh. I'm starting to like him. Arrive Please call me as soon as you arrive at the airport. Astonish I was astonished at the hospitality they showed me when I went to their house. Glance She glanced at her wristwatch to check the time. Knock I heard a knock at the door. It was midnight and I was not expecting any visitor, so I just ignored it. Look I took a lot of pictures when I went to Nepal. Look at them. You won't believe how lovely Nepal is. Point It's rude to point at people. Never do it. Shock People were shocked at the rude reaction of the politician when one reporter asked him about his opinion on sexual harrassment. Stare Why are you staring at the woman? Does she look fami

PREPOSITIONS Part 6--TO

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Photo credit: Freepik Indeed, prepositions are tricky. Some words can be paired with different prepositions and of course, a change in preposition also means a change in the meaning of the sentence. Below are some of the words that always go with the preposition TO, in alphabetical order. Disclaimer: My list, of course, MAY NOT BE COMPLETE. These are the words that I often encounter whenever I read magazines, books, etc. TO Accustomed I am from a tropical country. I think I can never be accustomed to living in a cold country. When you go to another country, you have to learn the culture of that country and be accustomed to it. Amount The man's unpaid dues amount to $1,000. The landlor will evict him soon. Appeal Clubbing doesn't appeal to me. I'd rather stay home, drink coffee, and read my books. Apply You can apply to this company. Your qualifications match their requirements. Attach Please attach the file to your email and send it to me. Attach

PREPOSITIONS Part 5---ON

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Photo credit: Freepik Again, prepositions aren't only for stating dates or locations. When they are paired with another word as a set, they become a part of a phrasal verb. Below are some of the most commonly used phrasal verbs with the preposition ON.  Again, my list MAY NOT BE COMPLETE.   These are the phrasal verbs that I often come cross when I read magazines, books, etc. ON Act Many animals, like snakes, act purely on impulse. Other animals, like dogs and cats, have emotions. They don't act on impulse; they act according to the situation. Base Based on the financial report forwarded to the CEO, the company branch in Tokyo is losing money. Shutting it down is inevitable. Call The former president called on the protesters to stop looting. Their looting is not in any way connected to the issue at hand. Comment I don't want to comment on this issue. I don't have much knowledge about it. Concentrate I want to concentrate on my writing. I have no time

PREPOSITIONS Part 4-- IN

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Photo credit: Freepik This is the Part 4 of our lessons in the tricky prepositions. This part discusses the preposition IN . The words that go with this prepositions are not always VERBS. Some of them are NOUNS , and some of them are Participial Adjectives. These will be discussed in another post. For now, let's just concentrate on the words that usually go with this preposition.  Disclaimer: My list MAY NOT BE complete. These are the words that I usually encounter when I read books, magazines, etc. IN Base My niece, who is based in Daly City, regularly sends me Folgers Coffee. Believe I believe in your ability to overcome anything that prevents you from achieving your goals. You've been  hurt so many times. Do you still believe in love? Delight There are some people who delight in talking about other people's personal lives. Employ My brother was employed in a construction company before he worked as a teacher. Engage The two men were engaged i

PREPOSITIONS Part 3--FROM

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Photo credit: Freepik  Again, here is our attempt to make learning English just a little easier by providing you with the words that comes with a certain preposition. One of the most commonly used preposition is FROM. Even a beginner ESL student often uses this preposition. They ofte say "Im from Japan." or I'm from Korea." However, there are some more words that usually go with this preposition, and here are some of them. Disclaimer: My list MAY NOT BE COMPLETE. These are just the words that I often read in books, novels, etc. Below are the words that usually go with the preposition FROM , in alphabetical order. Borrow I borrowed this pink dress from my sister. Most people who set up a business borrow money from a bank. Defend A nation should have enough weapons to defend itself from potential attackers. Demand There is a growing demand from the public that the president should step down. Differ My opinion differs from yours. Please resp