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look at here What is the reason for not using the preposition at before here? Is it because here is an adverb and it is wrong to use a preposition before an adverb? What if we use here with its nominal meaning, as in "get away from here", or "It's really hot in here", and then say "Look at here" meaning "Look at this place"? If it is wrong and ...


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A Possible Source of Confusion: It is understandable that this choice between prepositions would be confusing--especially to a non-native English speaker. Without regard to the object of the preposition, the corpus tends to favor the expression arguments in significantly over arguments on: But the corpus also tends to favor the expression on each topic ...


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To me, there is a distinction, but both uses have their own "correctness" in different situations. "Love of animals" seems to indicate admiration and affection in a general sense, while "love for animals" is a more personally invested, as a doting, caring, sacrificial love, perhaps stronger and more personal than the "love of animals." "For" is more ...


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Joey is the best in (his) class. This is understood as "best student in his class", because a class contains students. Its exact meaning will still depend on the context that specifies what Joey is best in. "of his class" would not be appropriate unless the intended meaning is that Joey is the best that his class has to offer. Joey is the best of ...


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In the first sentence, understanding is a verb, used in its most common sense. In the second one it's a mass noun. (OED) In this sense of the noun understanding, of would be required. Just like it would be in my grasp/comprehension/love/hate of physics... For future reference, in cases where replacing understanding with to understand doesn't make any sense ...


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"Within 90 days after" is preferable to "within 90 days of" because it more clearly states that the clock starts ticking the day "after" the triggering event date. Whenever I see "within 90 days of" I am unsure when the 90 days run out.



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