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preposition #1 (permalink) Mon May 02, 2011 8:17 am   preposition
 

Please correct me:

I am good in eating, or I am good at eating.

I am good in writing or I am good at writing.

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Re: preposition #2 (permalink) Mon May 02, 2011 9:15 am   Re: preposition
 

I would use 'at' for both of those sentences.
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Re: preposition #3 (permalink) Wed May 04, 2011 3:46 am   Re: preposition
 

Thank you so much for correcting me,

I would appreciate, if proof is given.

I am good in writing.
I am good at writing.

I agreed with your suggestion for using AT instead of IN, but what could be the reason that IN is not suitable.

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preposition #4 (permalink) Wed May 04, 2011 4:19 am   preposition
 

Using At in both senteces is correct i think.
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Re: preposition #5 (permalink) Wed May 04, 2011 7:40 am   Re: preposition
 

Drj_Pd wrote:
Thank you so much for correcting me,

I would appreciate, if proof is given.

I am good in writing.
I am good at writing.

I agreed with your suggestion for using AT instead of IN, but what could be the reason that IN is not suitable.

Pema


We say we are good at tasks, not in tasks.
Writing is a task.

There is one context where 'good in writing' is acceptable. It is where writing is seen as a (school type) subject.
I am good in (the subject of) writing.
"at" is still better though.
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Re: preposition #6 (permalink) Wed May 04, 2011 8:46 am   Re: preposition
 

Dear Sir,

Your valuable solution is noted. Thank you so much.
.................................................
I have another error here.

a) I write by a pen. or I write with a pen.

b) I am equipped with a gun or I am equipped by a gun.

c) I fight for peace or I fight about peace.

d) I eat with a spoon or I eat by spoon.

I am confussing with such similar preposition.
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preposition #7 (permalink) Wed May 04, 2011 20:29 pm   preposition
 

I write with a pen./I eat with a spoon. (Indicating the instrument used to perform an action)
I am equipped with a gun. (Possessing as in 'accompanied by')
I fight for peace. (In support of...)
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preposition #8 (permalink) Thu May 05, 2011 3:40 am   preposition
 

Dear Sir,

Your points are noted, it really enlighten me towards the english grammar. I can understand you, the way you shown up in your picture. It symbolies that you are coming through the rays inorder to enlighten the illiterate people like me.

Here I have another point to be cleared, which I don't understand what the sentences say.

1) No sooner did Paul enter the room than his wife offered him a cup of tea.
2) Hardly did Paul enter the room when his wife offered him a cup of tea.
3) As soon as Paul entered the room than his wife offered him a cup of tea.

Please share your wishdom in this regard, as I don't understand whether they are interpreting same meaning or different meaning.
Some of my friends say, they are same meaning but I am not really sure if they are really stating same meaning.

* Hardly for me is NOT at all.
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preposition #9 (permalink) Thu May 05, 2011 6:43 am   preposition
 

They are the same meaning but some corrections are needed:

1. is correct.
2) Hardly did Paul entered the room when... would be more natural: Paul had hardly entered the room when...
3) Use of 'than' is incorrect (possibly it's a typo): As soon as Paul entered the room then his wife... You can also omit 'then' from this sentence without changing the meaning.

They all mean
Upon entering the room Paul's wife offered him a cup of tea straight away.
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preposition #10 (permalink) Thu May 05, 2011 8:44 am   preposition
 

I thank you for helping me to slove my doubts.

When do you use the words 'Because' and 'As'.

What is different between them in using in the sentences. In what cases those words are using. Do they give different meaning?
I would love to hear with an examples, you you don't mind.
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preposition #11 (permalink) Thu May 05, 2011 17:51 pm   preposition
 

The uses of these two words as conjunctions, plus examples of their use can be found by following these links:
http://www.oxfordadvancedlearnersdictionary.com/dictionary/because
http://www.oxfordadvancedlearnersdictionary.com/dictionary/as_3
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preposition #12 (permalink) Fri May 06, 2011 3:38 am   preposition
 

They did as I had asked.
They did it because I told them to do.

Looks like Because and As is similarity usages.
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preposition #13 (permalink) Fri May 06, 2011 7:35 am   preposition
 

As a conjunction, they have some similar uses,yes. Did you compare the links?
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preposition #14 (permalink) Fri May 06, 2011 8:08 am   preposition
 

yes, I did look on the link provided you, thank you so much for that.
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preposition #15 (permalink) Sun May 08, 2011 7:09 am   preposition
 

Please help me to fill in each blank with the appropriate form of the word given in brackets.
My answeres are written at the end of every sentences with blue words. Please correct them.

(1) My teacher never ________(give) me a chance to speak. (gives)

(2) His voice gradually _________ (sink) to a whisper. (sink)

(3) My family and I _________ (suffer) a great deal lately. (were suffering)

(4) I would not tell her about the matter if I ______ (be) you. (were)

(5) I _______ (know) him since we were at school together. (knew)

(6) She swam across the river as fast as she ________ (can). (could)

(7) By this time next year, you ______ (forget) all your present troubles. (would forget)

(8) I ______ (start) my homework before he came. (had started)

(9) I ________ (stand) in the rain and waited for the bus. (was standing)

(10) They _____ (beat) us at football for the last five years. (had been beating)
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