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Correct use of some prepositions “GRAMMAR”

on August 25, 2012

Correct use of some prepositions

 

Study the following sentences. They contain some common mistakes in the use of prepositions.

Resemble

Incorrect: This resembles to that.

Correct: This resembles that.

Incorrect: The baby resembles with her mother.

Correct: The baby resembles her mother.

The verb resemble does not take a preposition before its object.

Write

Incorrect: He wrote me.

Correct: He wrote to me.

Incorrect: Write to me a letter.

Correct: Write me a letter.

When write has no direct object, we put to before the indirect object.

Explain

Incorrect: I shall explain them this.

Correct: I shall explain this to them.

The verb explain is followed by direct object + preposition + indirect object.

Invite

Incorrect: He invited me in dinner.

Correct: He invited me to dinner.

Invite takes the preposition to after it.

Reach

Incorrect: He reached to the station.

Correct: He reached the station.

The verb reach does not take a preposition before its object.

Incorrect: He is favorite with his friends.

Correct: He is a favorite with his friends.

Ask

Incorrect: She did ask any question to him.

Correct: She did not ask him any question.

Ask is usually followed by indirect object + direct object.

Waste, spend

Incorrect: We should not waste much time in trifles.

Correct: We should not waste much time on trifles.

Incorrect: He spent a lot of money in daughter’s wedding.

Correct: He spent a lot of money on his daughter’s wedding.

 

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