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Post by Jinwei Wang on October 15, 2014

Although the politician was initially very sensitive to be criticized by the press, he quickly became more confident about responding to reporters' sometimes pointed questions.
In this sentence, why"be criticized" is wrong?
And also I am not very comfortable with when should "doing" after a preposition. For example: A recent report suggests that safety-conscious drivers limit themselves to driving large, heavy vehicles, because the structural integrity of a vehicle is more important than its size and weight. There is no error in the sentence, but I thought "to driving" is wrong.

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Post by Alleem Humber on March 5, 2014

This is wonderful! Very helpful.

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Tue Oct 8, 2013 12:32 PM

Post by Rosa Avila on October 6, 2013

Between the houses was a small garden. You said that "between the houses" was a subject complement modifying garden, but isn't it acting as an adverb modifying "was". Isn't a subject complement a noun or pronoun that renames the subject or an adjective that describes the subject?

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Fri Jul 5, 2013 11:45 PM

Post by Yolanda Britt on July 5, 2013

Is there a way to tell if a word is used as a preposition or adverb in a sentence

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Sun Jun 23, 2013 8:32 AM

Post by John Nikolaides on June 18, 2013

Why do we need prepositional phrases if we have adverbs, and vice avers a?

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Wed Jun 19, 2013 7:08 PM

Post by John Nikolaides on June 18, 2013

In the sentence "we shall never surrender". Is never an adjective modifying the abstract pronoun surrender?

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Fri May 3, 2013 12:18 PM

Post by Gift Nitchie on May 3, 2013

I have read some articles saying that you can end sentences with a preposition. They also gave some examples:

What did you step on?
You should leave it off.
Cheer up/You should cheer up.

Are these sentences incorrect?
Thank you!

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Tue Apr 16, 2013 12:12 AM

Post by Brett Snodgrass on April 15, 2013

What about is,

Why isn't "is" a preposition

The cat with white fur is mine.

How would you classify the word "is"

Thank you.

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Tue Feb 19, 2013 3:44 PM

Post by Ahmed Majek on February 19, 2013

what if there are two preposition beside their self example ; we shall go on to the end .on and to are prepositions so if i were to chose witch one is the preposition which one would it be?

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Mon Feb 11, 2013 12:17 PM

Post by Godfrey Aneke on February 11, 2013

Why do people say "I left my jacket on the bus"? Why not "in the bus".
Again, "in the bed". Why not "on the bed"

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Mon Feb 11, 2013 12:12 PM

Post by chun yung on December 17, 2012

Can the same verb have 2 adverb like: Can you go to the store for me? Would the word "to" and "for" both be modifing the verb "go"?

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Mon Feb 11, 2013 12:19 PM

Post by chun yung on December 17, 2012

Can a word be both adverb and preposition at the same time like: the dog ran over the grass. Its over also a adverb?

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Thu Mar 14, 2013 11:59 PM

Post by Crystal Curry on September 26, 2012

great videos

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Mon Feb 11, 2013 12:20 PM

Post by Riley Argue on June 1, 2012

Just kidding....
Nice Videos :)

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Sun Jun 9, 2013 3:39 PM

Post by Riley Argue on June 1, 2012

You should cheer up.

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Fri Jun 1, 2012 10:22 PM

Post by Riley Argue on June 1, 2012

What did you step on?

Prepositions

  • Prepositions express the relationship (often in time or space) between two words in a sentence.
  • Think of prepositions as anything you can do to a log.
  • Prepositions are used in prepositional phrases, which begin with a preposition and end with its object.
  • Always use prepositions in prepositional phrases. Use those phrases as you would use an adjective or adverb. Never end a sentence with a preposition.

Prepositions

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  • Intro 0:00
  • Lesson Overview 0:07
  • What is a Preposition? 0:21
    • Definition
    • Prepositional Phrases
  • Examples of Prepositions 1:03
  • Anything You Can Do to a Log 1:45
  • Prepositional Phrases 2:56
    • Begin with a Preposition
  • Find the Prepositional Phrases Practice 3:27
  • Find the Prepositional Phrases Answers 3:43
  • Find the Prepositions Practice 4:39
  • Find the Prepositions Answers 5:02
  • Using Prepositions Correctly 6:53
    • Always Use in Prepositional Phrases
  • Find the Prepositions 2 Practice 7:40
  • Find the Prepositions 2 Answers 8:09
  • Find the Prepositions 3 Practice 9:42
  • Find the Prepositions 3 Answers 10:15