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Is “off to somewhere with a car” correct?

I wonder if the structure of the following sentence is correct: I'm off to my place with my car. I'm the one driving the car, but I prefer not to use the verb drive. Would the following ...
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2answers
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Prepositions and Corners

Does one use "on" or "at" in the following: Kate met him at the corner Kate met him on the corner. Or are they the same?
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3answers
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“Consist in” vs. “consist of”

I would like to have this clear once and for all: What is the correct use of consist in / consist of? "Meditation consists in/of attentive watchfulness." "The body consists in/of cells." ...
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4answers
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Difference between “underneath” and “under” when we describe an action

I ask for the difference in a sense of active quality rather than a stative quality of the verbs. E.g. in "the toy is sitting underneath/under table", the verb is stative. So we are dealing with ...
3
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2answers
570 views

“To increase competitiveness in” or “to increase competitiveness on”?

Which phrase is the correct one? to increase competitiveness in the EU labor market to increase competitiveness on the EU labor market
7
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2answers
1k views

What are the limitations on the “there + preposition” construction?

I use words such as thereof, thereupon, and thereafter relatively often, but I occasionally find myself wanting to use this construction with different prepositions. Most times it's therefor, which I ...
7
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1answer
722 views

How would one use the word preposition?

I've always been interested in the word preposition and at times, had used it correctly. How would one use it?