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There are about 100 sets of prepositions in English. Prepositions play a significant role in the formation of sentences. It might be easy for students to understand them by studying old-school grammar books. Yet, some of them could be quite confusing when it comes to applications. In this episode, we look at 4 sets of tricky prepositions that might potentially confuse English learners.
"Ask for" or "Ask to"?
To differentiate these two sets of phrases, we must look at the context. If we request something (noun), we use ask for. If we request to do something (verb), use ask to.
· John asked for a cup of coffee and a glass of water.
· Jane may ask to ski in Austria for her birthday.
"Into" or "In to"?
Again, we can only differentiate these two sets of phrases by context.
The preposition "into" refers to direction or motion.
1.Peter drove into the village.
2.Julie put her purse into her handbag.
"In to" is always used to form phrasal verbs. For instance,
1.Alex came in to order a cappuccino .
2.Amy turned her application in to the registry yesterday.
"Onto" or "On To"?
"Onto" as a preposition, refers to specific relationships between other words in a sentence, it means' to place/position upon' or 'on top of'.,
Your cat jumped onto my bench.
In spoken/informal English,'onto' is also used to suggest someone to stay alert to something.
Bob thinks he is got away with it, but the police are onto his plan now.
What about "on to"?
It is important to know that 'onto' is a preposition, where as 'on to' is usually part of a verb phrase.
For instance, after finishing a section in your presentation, saying you're "moving on to the next section" simply means you're going to start the next section. It makes perfect sense to say it. But it does not make much sense to say you're "moving onto the next section".
Think of or Think about?
"Think of" always refers to have an idea or image of someone or something in your mind. This usually indicates a brief or passing thought.
"Think about" always refers to concentrate on a certain object in order to understand it, or remember it.
1.We think of you immediately when they said they searched someone who could teach Spanish to adults.
2.Any breath taking mountain view always makes me think about Matterhorn in Switzerland.
What happen if we make careless mistakes in prepositions?
We all make mistakes and they are a part of life. It is the response to mistakes that counts.
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