Questions tagged [prepositions]

Prepositions are function words like "to", "over", "through", "in". The meaning of a sentence can be dramatically altered by choosing the wrong preposition. Questions need to include enough information for the intended meaning to be deduced.

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Preposition after Persist and resist

Please advise if the below are correct. We persist with what we deserve. We persist in what we deserve. We persist for what we deserve. We resist for what we deserve. We resist, for what we deserve.
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Why is “the tail/house of the dog” correct, but “the bowl of the dog” not?

Upd.: I added the results of Ngram at the ending of this post. I have some sources below which I can make the next conclusions from: "the bowl of the dog" is incorrect "the house of the dog" is ...
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Early Language Development

I have always been stuck on the word "there". I have a young child who says "there it". I would say adverb in most contexts but in the context of this utterance I would classify "there" as a ...
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Correct use of IN/OR [migrated]

On the phrase "Next week, renovations on the backyard will be made.", the correct preposition should be "on" or "in"? Thanks!
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Technologies in or Technologies for

Which is the correct form for a company name: 1. Digital technologies for logistics LLC 2. Digital technologies in logistics LLC 3. Logistics digital technologies LLC?
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To be aware of something

Do you have any medical/mobility/health concerns of which we should be aware? Do you have any medical/mobility/health concerns of which we should be aware of? Which of the above sentences is correct?
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Using 'for' twice in a small sentence

I have something like this in my draft- ..thank you for coming for the event. Something does not feel right about using for so near to each other in this sentence.
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Location of a building

How can we describe the location of a building with its 3 sides facing 3 streets? (it lies on 3 streets) Thank you for your answer.
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Is it correct to use “whose” with prepositions in relative clauses?

I'm working with relative clauses and I'm trying to get a comprehensive view, and that includes the use of prepositions. When talking about whose, we learn that it is not really a relative pronoun, ...
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Shouldn't there be “in” instead of “with” in this sentence? [on hold]

I read a sentence in my book which was: Thus with the early 1970s the Congress's political success depended on attracting people on the basis of sharp social and ideological divisions and the ...
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Preparation of exam or preparation for exam. Which is correct? [duplicate]

Preparation of exam or preparation for exam. Which is correct?
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Flexible change another prepositon [on hold]

Here is the sentence: " I argue with you" Most of the time I have been taught that ARGUE + WITH is the function that I have to remember. But recently I have read some books about lexicon and they ...
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Usage of “besides” [on hold]

Is this sentence correct? National food culture, besides its political consequences, contributes to the national economy through the tourism and export of foodstuffs. If not, how can I make it ...
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Placement of preposition [on hold]

I bought two discounted tickets on Standard airlines to Honolulu Or I bought two discounted tickets for Standard Airlines to Honolulu Out of the two , Please tell me which one is correct with regard ...
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Should it be “substituted in for” or “substituted for”?

The past action that I'm trying to describe is: one meal that has been replaced with a different meal. Which is more correct: "He substituted one meal for a different meal." or "He substituted one ...
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Preposition problem [migrated]

I bought two discounted tickets on Standard airlines to Honolulu Or I bought two discounted tickets for Standard Airlines to Honolulu Out of the two , Please tell me which one is correct with regard ...
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In crossing or to cross? Which is correct?

I was watching a video on YouTube and a heard this phrase: «Light takes such a long time in crossing the enormous distances and getting to us.» It didn't sound right to me, I would have said it ...
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Is the expression of “in order for” correct?

Is the following sentence correct? "In order for a country's foreign aid or diplomacy to be effective, it must have also military power." Especially in respect for the phrase "In order for".
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What's the difference [closed]

What's the difference between, 'Do you have the same thing in other colors?' and 'Do you have the same thing with other patterns?' pleaasseee help me..
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Prepositions and articles in “Solutions to Problems on the Course on…”

I have studied an Andvanced Course on the Theory of Finite Groups and Their Representations. I have solved some problems on this course, but I am struggling with articles and prepositions in the title ...
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“I study two hours daily” vs. “I study for two hours daily” [migrated]

Which one is correct? I study two hours daily. I study for two hours daily. Is the preposition "for" correct here or not, and why? If both sentences are correct, what is the difference in ...
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“On” is optional with time expressions, no?

I say "I don't have any events June 1st" and "I don't have any events on June 1st" are both acceptable grammatically. The rest of the group, which includes a couple people calling themselves linguists,...
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‘…funding {on/in/for} a small number of departments’ [closed]

"Funding on" versus "funding in" versus "funding for"? Which of the three is correct. E.g. The government concentrates research funding on/in/for a small number of top departments.
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“of different” or just “different”? [duplicate]

Is it "Even if our trips are of different lengths" or "Even if our trips are different lengths"? Why? More specifically, the construct would be [verb] [subject] [preposision?] [adjective] [object]. ...
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Meaning of ON at the end of a sentence

There is ON at the end of the following sentence. Remaining aloof was no longer safe under the restored democracy of 403 on. 403 is the year. I think without it the sentence makes sense enough. I ...
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Regarding parentheses and the end of sentence period, when the parentheses begin in 1 sentence but end after a second complete sentence?

“Jim likes bananas (as well as apples. He also likes most vegetables).” The finished sentence in the beginning of the parentheses, with 1 or more complete sentences after the partial sentence, all ...
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Chaining of preposition “to” with “prefer”

The standard way to use "prefer" when comparing level of preference is to say: I prefer A to B. I've read something about voting and have come across multiple preferences using "to" chained ...
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a toehold in the bottom [closed]

'He caught a toehold in the bottom for a second to look ahead.' It is out of a scene that two boys are swimming in the river. In the sentence, why didn't the writer use 'on' the bottom but 'in' the ...
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“For” or “during” the last 10 minutes?

I have some doubt if the phrases below are correct. 1) for the last 10 minutes 2) during the last 10 minutes I suppose that 1) means that some process has been going on during a period of time, e....
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Get/give/under/make an Impression

What's the difference between: 1) Get an/the impression 2) Give an/the impression 3) Make an/the important 4) Under an/the impression. Example sentences would be really appreciated. Thank you.
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Which is it: to or for? [closed]

I don’t really know which one is correct, is it better to use ‘to’ or ‘for’ in this context? What does summer feel like to you? What does summer feel like for you?
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the use of “of” [closed]

In the movie Act Of Valor, the narrator says this word "War is a country of will, there’s no room for sympathy." But I'm wondering it has the same meaning of "War is a will of a country", I've seen ...
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Difference between prepositions in “…killed during/in the war”

I'm studying prepositions. In this part of speech, I'm confused between the use of 'in' and 'during': Rani Laxmi Bai was killed during the war. (❌) Rani Laxmi Bai was killed in the war. (✔) How is ...
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Place the adverb before or after “to”?

Take for instance these two sentences: [...] to confirm to clients that they are eating food free from contaminants and disease-causing bacteria, but also to identify the properties of the dishes. ...
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Usage of conform to/with and comply to/with (and their adverbs)

I want to express in technical writing that a certain piece of data follows the technical standards outlined in some norm. Such a norm might, for example, say "the packet must be 8 bits long, start ...
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“in which” or “that”

"The book tells the story of a young Korean girl who is struggling to say "goodbye" to the neighbourhood ____ she has grown up." I thought the clause was essential for the sentence so I went with the ...
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Is it “Good luck on …” or “Good luck in…”? [closed]

Am trying to figure out the correct preposition usage: Is it "Good luck on your adventure" or "Good luck in your adventure"? Is it "Good luck on your journey" or "Good luck in your journey"? When is ...
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“Ratio of x and y”, “Ratio of x to y”, “Ratio between x and y”, “Ratio between x to y”

Which of these is/are correct: "Ratio of x and y" "Ratio of x to y" "Ratio between x and y" "Ratio between x to y" Or perhaps something else?
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Is “entitled to” the same as “entitled as”?

I was listening to a philosophy video from the university of Queensland (on four dimensionalism view on fission) and at the end there was a paragraph that says: Since I am many, I survive as many, ...
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“in”' versus “of” - the correct usage

Which is correct? Franchise documents of English version or Franchise documents in English version
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Over the possibility or at the possibility?

The other day I was writing something during my free time when I suddenly stumbled upon this doubt: my eyes flooded with tears over the possibility of not meeting her again Or my eyes flooded ...
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In/on prepositions when referring to a front or back-end (computing)

When writing about computing, should I refer to a component in the front-end or on the front-end? For example: It was decided to place the function in the front-end Or should it be It was ...
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Which is most natural here? than on/than that on/than that of [migrated]

Which sentence seems more natural to you: Tax burden on domestic companies is 30 percent higher than on international companies. Tax burden on domestic companies is 30 percent higher than ...
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Is it correct, look for + in?

Is it correct, the use of look for + in? Example: I looked for in the list of countries... If not which ones will be the alternatives? Thanks in advance.
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A video in/on which you are speaking

Which one is correct? Prepare a video in advance (in or on) which you are speaking? Thank you!
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“For only $5” or “At only $5”? Is “At only $5” wrong?

Ok so in my country (English is a 2nd language for many people), it's pretty common to say either one. But recently, a friend pointed out that "at only $5" is wrong. And the mistake probably ...
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Prepositions repetition question

These innovations make threats harder to detect and square up. These innovations make threats harder to detect and to square up. Which one of these is correct/better?
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Correct preposition for dates written YYYY-MM-DD

What is the correct preposition when writing dates in the numerical format YYYY-MM-DD? I would argue that there are two possibilities, "on" or no preposition at all, but then again I'm not a native ...
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What is the correct preposition for election results is it “results OF / AT / IN the elections”?

When writing about the European elections on the 26 May, what is the correct preposition in this sentence "The results of / in / at the election will be confirmed on Thursday" I've been told I should ...