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Troublesome Prepositions 7.2

2014-2015
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Nancy Nardone

on 5 May 2015

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Transcript of Troublesome Prepositions 7.2

7.2
Consider these meanings when choosing a preposition. . .
Beside
means
by the side of
;
Besides
means
in addition to
.

Into
denotes
entrance
;
In
denotes
place where
.
Between refers to
two
;
Among refers to
more than two
.
Differ with expresses a
difference of opinion
;
Differ from expresses a
contrast between people or things
;
Differ on expresses a
difference between things
.
I beg to
differ with
you on which player is better.


This purse
differs from
yours because it is blue.


We
differ on
our clothing style.
Like is a
preposition
used in
phrases
;
As if/As though are
conjunctions
used to
introduce clauses
.
Angry at something means to be
irritated by it
.
Angry with someone means to
feel displeasure towards them
.
The children jumped
into
the lake.
You look
like
a lobster you're so burnt.



You look
as if
you're ready to explode.
The mother was
angry with

her naughty child.
I'm
angry at
the score.
By its definition
between
is used to

connect two

people, places, things, etc. Never use each or every with between since they are singular in use.
There were sparks
between
them from the beginning. (not between each of them)
Between
dances, the young man took over again. (not between every dance)
Troublesome Prepositions
Put the book
in

your locker.
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