DISPONIBLE EL 7 DE NOVIMEBRE – HALLOWEEN AND PREPOSITIONS

Prepositions

words used before a nounpronoun, or noun phrase to show direction, time, place, location, spatial relationships, or to introduce an object. example  “in,” “at,” “on,” “of,” and “to.

Verb and preposition combinations are best to memorise the phrase instead of the individual preposition.

Prepositions of Direction

“to,” “in,” “into,” “on,” and “onto.”

  • She drove to the store.
  • Don’t ring the doorbell. Come right in(to) the house.
  • Drive on(to) the grass and park the car there.

Prepositions of Time

“in,” “at,” and “on.”

 “in”  (non specific times), days, months, years, and seasons.

  • He reads in the evening.
  • The weather is cold in December.
  • She was born in 1996.
  • We rake leaves in the fall.
  •  “at” with the time of day. Also use “at” with noon, night, and midnight.

 

  • I go to work at 8:00.
  • He eats lunch at noon.
  • She often goes for a walk at night.
  • They go to bed at midnight.

 “on” with days.

  • I work on Saturdays.
  • He does laundry on Wednesdays.

extended time, use the prepositions “since,” “for,” “by,” “during,” “from…to,” “from…until,” “with,” and “within.”

  • I have lived in Minneapolis since 2005. (I moved there in 2005 and still live there.)
  • He will be in Toronto for 3 weeks. (He will spend 3 weeks in Toronto.)
  • She will finish her homework by 6:00. (She will finish her homework sometime between now and 6:00.)
  • He works part time during the summer. (For the period of time throughout the summer.)
  • I will collect data from January to June. (Starting in January and ending in June.)
  • They are in school from August until May. (Starting in August and ending in May.)
  • She will graduate within 2 years. (Not longer than 2 years.)

Prepositions of Place

“in” (the point itself), “at” (the general vicinity), “on” (the surface), and “inside” (something contained).

  • They will meet in the lunchroom.
  • She was waiting at the corner.
  • He left his phone on the bed.
  • Place the pen inside the drawer.

To refer to an object higher than a point, use the prepositions “over” and “above.” To refer to an object lower than a point, use the prepositions “below,” “beneath,” “under,” and “underneath.”

  • The bird flew over the house.
  • The plates were on the shelf above the cups.
  • Basements are dug below ground.
  • There is hard wood beneath the carpet.
  • The squirrel hid the nuts under a pile of leaves.
  • The cat is hiding underneath the box.

To refer to an object close to a point, use the prepositions “by,” “near,” “next to,” “between,” “among,” and “opposite.”

  • The gas station is by the grocery store.
  • The park is near her house.
  • Park your bike next to the garage.
  • There is a deer between the two trees.
  • There is a purple flower among the weeds.
  • The garage is opposite the house.

Prepositions of Location

“in” (an area or volume), “at” (a point), and “on” (a surface).

  • They live in the country. (an area)
  • She will find him at the library. (a point)
  • There is a lot of dirt on the window. (a surface)

Prepositions of Spatial Relationships

“above,” “across,” “against,” “ahead of,” “along,” “among,” “around,” “behind,” “below,”
“beneath,” “beside,” “between,” “from,” “in front of,” “inside,” “near,” “off,” “out of,” “through,” “toward,” “under,” and “within.”

  • The post office is across the street from the grocery store.
  • We will stop at many attractions along the way.
  • The kids are hiding behind the tree.
  • His shirt is off.
  • Walk toward the garage and then turn left.
  • Place a check mark within the box.

Some Common Verb + Preposition Combinations

About: worry, complain, read

  • He worries about the future.
  • She complained about the homework.
  • read about the flooding in the city.

At: arrive (a building or event), smile, look

  • He arrived at the airport 2 hours early.
  • The children smiled at her.
  • She looked at him.

From: differ, suffer

  • The results differ from my original idea.
  • She suffers from dementia.

For: account, allow, search

  • Be sure to account for any discrepancies.
  • I returned the transcripts to the interviewees to allow for revisions to be made.
  • They are searching for the missing dog.

In: occur, result, succeed

  • The same problem occurred in three out of four cases.
  • My recruitment strategies resulted in finding 10 participants.
  • She will succeed in completing her degree.

Of: approve, consist, smell

  • approve of the idea.
  • The recipe consists of three basic ingredients.
  • The basement smells of mildew.

On: concentrate, depend, insist

  • He is concentrating on his work.
  • They depend on each other.
  • I must insist on following this rule.

To:belong, contribute, lead, refer

  • Bears belong to the family of mammals.
  • I hope to contribute to the previous research.
  • My results will lead to future research on the topic.
  • Please refer to my previous explanation.

With: (dis)agree, argue, deal

  • (dis)agree with you.
  • She argued with him.
  • They will deal with the situation.

similar to phrasal verbs, the verb and the particle (in this case, the preposition) in these combinations cannot be separated like phrasal verbs.

Some Common Adjective + Preposition Combinations

About At By From For In Of To With
Accustomed X
Aware X
Beneficial X
Capable X
Characteristic X
Composed X X
Different X
Disappointed X X
Employed X X
Essential X
About At By From For In Of To With
Familiar X
Good X X
Grateful X X
Interested X
Happy X X X
Opposed X
Proud X
Responsible X
Similar X
Sorry X

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Is Halloween an important day in your country? What does it mean to you?
.Some people decorate their house to celebrate Halloween. Do you decorate your home to celebrate any special days?
Do you go to the cemetery these days?
How will/did you celebrate Halloween this year?
One tradition on Halloween is the telling of scary stories. Do you know any scary stories?

IF YOU COULD DRESS UP AT HALLOWEEN, WHAT WOULD YOU DRESS UP AS AND WHY?

IF YOU WERE A VAMPIRE, WITCH, GHOST, WHAT WOULD YOU DO?

HOW IS HALLOWEEN CELEBRATED IN SPAIN?

WHAT IS TRICK OR TREAT? EXPLAIN

DID YOU USED TO CELEBRATE HALLOWEEN WHEN YOU WERE A CHILD?

TELL ME ABOUT HALLOWEEN TRADITIONS IN SPAIN  AND IN THE UNITED KINGDOM

HOW WILL HALLOWEEN BE CELEBRATED THIS YEAR AND IN THE FOLLOWING YEARS?

WHAT DO YOU RECOMMEND TO DO ON HALLOWEEN?

WHAT DO YOU RECOMMEND TO DRESS UP AS ON HALLOWEEN?

IN YOUR OPINION, WHICH IS THE BEST HALLOWEEN COSTUME?

WHAT SHOULD I DO IF I RUN OUT OF SWEETS ON HALLOWEEN ?

I THINK HALLOWEEN IS THE MOST ENTERTAINING NIGHT OF THE YEAR? WHAT ABOUT YOU?

DO YOU AGREE THAT EVERYONE SHOULD CELEBRATE HALLOWEEN?

WHAT ARE THE ADVANTAGES AND DISADVANTAGES OF HALLOWEEN?

 

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