Prepositions are function words like "to", "over", "through", "in".

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Some prepositions - confusion [closed]

Please can you tell me which of the two prepositions in the examples below are correct? Is it possible to use both of them? Thanks! :) Translate text into German / Translate text to German ...
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'quoted to you' or 'quoted for you'?

Which is correct? The price we quoted for you or The price we quoted to you I often stumble with this. I'm not sure how to use for you and to you.
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Is it ordinary to use “between” for selection among two or more things?

AP Radio News (March 3) narrated that: “It’s anybody’s guess who win the best picture. It seems to be a close race between “American Hustle,” “12 Years a Slave” and “Gravity.” I was under ...
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How to correctly use 'whereupon'?

How to use 'whereupon'? I'm making sense of it in the following example by taking 'whereupon' to mean 'which at'. 'This Is Jinsy is one of those weird British comedies, like The League of Gentleman ...
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It's fine by me

"Fine by me" seems like an unusual use of the word 'by'. Is it unique, or are there other cases like this? Is there a special term for this specific pattern?
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Is 'of' as in 'drink of' an old usage?

I drank of the jar. Is this 'of' an old usage? But I can't find the proof for that.
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“Help in doing something” or “Help doing something”

Is the preposition in necessary or abundant? To be specific, which of these two sentences sounds better/is correct? This helps in achieving better fuel economy. or This helps achieving ...
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Is it correct to use preposition “by”

Is it correct to use the preposition "by" in such a context: If within this period Mr X makes no claims on the work quality by writing them in the certificate, then ... I meant that Mr X can ...
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Terminal preposition / adposition question

So I was hoping to know if the phrase as many as I can think of is improper or incorrect because it ends with the word "of"? What would be a way to minimally change this to not violate any ...
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ending a sentence with a preposition 'of'

I know many questions have been asked for ending a sentence with a preposition in this community. However none of that seems to be providing the answer which I am looking for in this scenario. Please ...
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Is it grammatically sound to group nouns/verbs sharing a preposition that governs the same object using an “and” multiple times in one sentence?

For example, does the below sentence violate any grammar rules? "Global Connections" will be showcasing internship opportunities, job openings and training programs at, challenges and issues facing, ...
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“Fall from” vs. “fall off”

Which of the following sentences is correct? She fell from the bike. She fell off the bike.
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Meanwhile as a preposition

I'm currently taking an English course that involves picking out adverbs, nouns, prepositions, and pronouns. Myself and my tutor are at a disagreement on if the use of meanwhile in this situation is a ...
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“Going to the mall” vs “going at the mall” [closed]

I hear it very often in both ways, and I started getting confused. Which is the correct form? When do you use to versus at? He's going to the mall. He's at the mall. Is it that to ...
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Can I say “something in discussion” to refer to the thing being discussed?

The paragraph under consideration has nothing to do with his moral integrity. The context is about how to understand a specific paragraph in an article about a rich man. Can I use “the ...
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Which is correct — “email me [on/at] x@y.com”? [duplicate]

Which variant is the correct one: email me on xxx@xxx.com email me at xxx@xxx.com email me to xxx@xxx.com Or should another preposition go there?
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Preposition with 'claim': 'to' or 'on'?

What is the correct preposition to be used in the blank? Is it to or on? My cousins have a claim __ our property.
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what is the correction preposition to be used in the blank? (in/of)

Have you read the humorous stories _ the Panchatantra?
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He overcame his defects ________ sheer force of habit [closed]

What is the correct preposition to be used in the blank?
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The use of “though”

I'd like to know why the use of though in this sentence is wrong. Besides this he just gives money to the man and lets him walk away though of his bad injuries.
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“ to ” VS “ until ” [closed]

Peter is far from a procrastinator. A. He never leaves today's work undone until tomorrow. B. He never leaves today's work undone to tomorrow. to VS until, which is better ? A or B? Or ...
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Graduate student in or of?

In my cover letter I want to write that I am a graduate student in statistics. But I am not sure about the "in". So what is correct? I am a graduate student in statistics. I am a graduate ...
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Which preposition comes in the phrase “assistant professor in English”

Which preposition should I use in the sentence "He is an assistant professor in English" or should i use "He is an assistant professor of English"?
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Can a prepositional phrase be the direct object?

We're covering grammar in English I, and we just got to gerunds. In one of the exercises, I had the sentence "Pilgrims learned about planting crops from the Wampanoags." I'm supposed to find the ...
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A synonym for “over” in “over a distance”

Could you give me the best synonym for over in this situation? Aqueduct: artificial channel for conducting water over a distance. I know it is the best preposition for this context. But I wonder ...
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What preposition should be used with the 'wrap' verb?

I want to wrap it WITH the paper I want to wrap it IN the paper I want to wrap it BY the paper
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“Martyr To” vs “Martyr For”

This book specifies the difference as: martyr for something: smb. who is made to suffer severely for a cause martyr to something: smb. who is acutely inflicted by something Oxford ...
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What is a “local preposition”?

I bought a sweater for myself. I don't have any money with me. My books tell me that I cannot use a reflexive pronoun in #2 because the preposition in that sentence has "a purely local meaning." ...
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Is it correct to write “He takes part in a project”?

I searched for an answer at this site, but didn't find it. Is it correct to write "He takes part in a project"? Is "takes part in" correct in the aforementioned sentence? Or should other preposition ...
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Verb + Preposition - use of from

I have a cylinder and a nail. If an instruction says 'the nail is inserted from the top' what is the correct meaning? Does the verb refer to the cylinder or the nail?
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Data of similar characteristics vs. Data with similar characteristics

I have the following sentence that I don't know which preposition is the correct one. Diversification implies a trade-off between selecting data of relevance to user intent and diversifying data ...
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Which preposition to use when referring to computer environments

The computer software can have versions targeting different hardware and operation systems. For example, the same game can be run on PC, Xbox and Mac. My question is - when describing the release of ...
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Which is better, “on” or “in” + place?

I am sometimes confused the usage of prepositions. I say, "It happened in the bathroom." Native speakers of English would say, "It happened on the bathroom." Is one, both, or none correct? What ...
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Reservation “under the name”, “in the name”, or “by the name” of Ms. X

Which idiom of "by the name", "under the name", and "in the name" is appropriate for reservations? e.g. There's a reservation by the name of Cullen... She made the reservation in the name of Jordan ...
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“Facility for speaking” vs. “facility to speak”

Which one would you use: I lost my facility to speak. I lost my facility for speaking. Or does either work?
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“Brief comment” or “Briefly comment” [closed]

I just want to know which is the correct expression "Brief comment" or "Briefly comment" ?. Thanks in advance.
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The meaning of “reserve of living”

What might be the meaning of the phrase "reserve of living" The quotation comes from Maeve Gilmore's, A World Away. How foreign to the spirit's early beauty And to the amoral integrity of the ...
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Accepted “into” journal?

What is the appropriate way to talk about an article that has been published in a journal? Has it been accepted "into" the journal, "to" the journal, "in" the journal, "by" the journal?
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in or on the following business Day

I have been trying to find a quick answer of this, but my google searches didn't get me anywhere. I'm confused about using in or on in the following sentence. We will return your call in the ...
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Difference between “in” and “to” in this context

My friend is taking an English conversation class. In it, she said I have been teaching math in high schools for more than 10 years. Before that I taught math in junior high schools. However, ...
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“feed an animal some food?”

Which sentence is correct? (or both) Feed the dog twice a day this meat. Feed the dog twice a day with this meat.
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I work “in a grocery store” or “at a grocery store” [duplicate]

I am not a native speaker but both sounds good to me. Which one should be more accurate or in fact correct.
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“Replace with” versus “replace by”

I often see "replace with" and "replace by" used interchangeably, but this doesn't sound right to me: I replaced that component by this one. I would use "with" in such a sentence. "By" only ...
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Is “because-noun” a new preposition?

There are a handful of articles suggesting that a new preposition has appeared in the form of "because-noun": The Atlantic Stan Carey Grammar Girl Isn't "Because (of)... whatever" a causitive? ...
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What preposition do we use with the adjective 'telling' when it means 'revealing'?

Example I: "How telling this is [of/about] the way international students continue to be perceived by their American peers on U.S. campuses?" Example II: "Public opinion is telling ...
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The repetition of the preposition 'to' in this sentence.

Is there a work-around I can use so that I can avoid the close repetition of to in the following sentence? Clearly my advice-giver here does not know what it means for someone to decide to ...
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Should I say “to your daily life” or “in your daily life”?

As you grow up, you realize your philosophical views don't apply much to/in your daily life. Which option is more grammatically correct?
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Am I right for the prepositions in this sentence?

I am writing to seek possibilities of having a continuance for my hearing on 02/13/2014.
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'on' vs. 'in': 'Keep the discussion on the [IRC] channel'

From shlomifish.org: Note that one common mistake that newcomers to IRC do is to private-message a user that helps them (using the /msg command) instead of keeping the discussion on the [IRC] ...
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Goal “for” or Goal “of”?

The goal for these negotiations is to reach a mutually-agreed long-term comprehensive solution that would ensure Iranˈs nuclear program will be exclusively peaceful. while we have a noun phrase ...