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AT (Preposition)

  This is another blog post for students of  English as a Second Language , or  ESL.   To inquire about my classes, or for a trial lesson, email me at    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’m amused at the way he chews his food. It makes him even cuter. Arrive At what time did you arrive at the airport? Astonish I was astonished at the way Yuzuru Hanyu executed his quadruple jump. So far, that’s the most amazing jump in the history of figure skating. Glance When he glanced at me, my heart skipped a beat. Knock Someone is knocking at the door. Are you expecting a visitor? Look Look at those kittens chasing butterflies! Aren’t they adorable? Point No matter how animated the discussion is, never point at people. It’s rude. Shock I was shocked at the Peso-US Dollar exchange rate. Our curre

FOR (Preposition)

  To inquire about my classes, or for a trial lesson, email me at This is useful for students of English as a Second Language or ESL. Enjoy reading!  Account These financial reports have numerous inconsistencies. How do you  account for  them? Ask Please  ask  the waiter  for  more table napkins. These are not enough for all of us. Act When it comes to managing the properties, I always  act for  my mother. She’s 89 years old and she can’t possibly deal with the documents by herself. Apologize I  apologize for  being late. My car broke down in the middle of EDSA. Blame In the novel Holes, Stanley Yelnats   blames  his great-great grandfather  for  his misfortunes.  Beg The old man is  begging  the passersby  for  some coins. Call The angry citizens were  calling for  the resignation of the city mayor. The people say that their mayor is too incompetent to be the leader of the city. Charge You are  charging  me P100.00  for  this paper face mask

On Time, In Time

Of course, here we are again to discuss two expressions that sometimes bring confusion to students of English as a Second Language or ESL.  What's the difference between ON TIME and IN TIME?  On time means you are not late. You arrive at the appointed time. If you and I agree to meet at the airport at 8:00, and you get there at 8:00, you are on time . In time has a different meaning. We use this when we refer to something that happens just before the last minute. Example: The bus was about to leave when I arrived at the terminal. Whew! I arrived just in time! Thanks! See you again next time!  For more information, please watch the YouTube video below.  To inquire about my classes, or for a trial lesson, email me at