Google
English-Test.net
Find penpals and make new friends today!
 
ready; attentive; quick; agile
incumbent
diligent
alert
absent
full quiz correct answer
 
Username
Password
 Remember me? 
Search   Album   FAQ   Memberlist   Profile   Private messages   Register   Log in 

English prepositions



 
ESL Forum | English Teacher Explanations (ESL Tests)
My Friend doesnt understand how to make a sentence ! | 'dressing up' vs. 'dressing down'
listening exercises
Message
Author
English prepositions #1 (permalink) Thu Mar 30, 2006 9:54 am   English prepositions
 

English Grammar Tests, Elementary Level

ESL/EFL Test #75 "Adjective Prepositions Constructions", question 10

We were very pleased ......... the service.

(a) with
(b) on
(c) at
(d) from

English Grammar Tests, Elementary Level

ESL/EFL Test #75 "Adjective Prepositions Constructions", answer 10

We were very pleased with the service.

Correct answer: (a) with

Your answer was: correct
_________________________

i want to have some definitions of prepositions
miriam
Guest





Prepositions #2 (permalink) Thu Mar 30, 2006 10:11 am   Prepositions
 

Hi,

You might like to look at some material I've written for the site on Prepositions.

Hope this will be useful

Alan
_________________
English as a Second Language
You can read my ESL story Present Simple
Alan
Co-founder
Alan Townend

Joined: 27 Sep 2003
Posts: 17284
Location: UK

Learn to use the present simple with the help of this short storyEnglish grammar exercises — improve your English knowledge and vocabulary skillsAre you a native speaker of English? Then you should read this!Start exploring the English language today! Subscribe to free email English course
English prepositions #3 (permalink) Tue Jan 31, 2012 8:28 am   English prepositions
 

Hello,

According to the usage note of http://oald8.oxfordlearnersdictionaries.com/dictionary/pleased+, "pleased at" is also correct, that is to say the option (c) of this test. Therefore, could you please explain the difference between "pleased at' and "pleased with", which is the only correct answer of this test? Thank you.

Best wishes,
Bhikkhu1991a.
Bhikkhu1991a
I'm here quite often ;-)


Joined: 04 Jan 2009
Posts: 441

English prepositions #4 (permalink) Tue Jan 31, 2012 10:30 am   English prepositions
 

Please activate Javascript in your browser to listen to this audio recording

 74 Listened
Download mp3 Click to listen

Hi,

Use of prepositions is a difficult task. 'At' in that example is more remote than 'with'. 'Pleased at' often refers to an action such as: Pleased at what happened/at the outcome. 'Pleased with' suggests a more personal connection. In other words 'Pleased with the service' indicates that we were happy about the service we received.

Alan
_________________
English as a Foreign Language
You can read my EFL story Progressive Forms
Alan
Co-founder
Alan Townend

Joined: 27 Sep 2003
Posts: 17284
Location: UK

English prepositions #5 (permalink) Fri Feb 03, 2012 10:46 am   English prepositions
 

Hello Alan,

Thank you for providing an explanation of the difference between "pleased at" and "pleased with". Your explanation has made a big difference in my understanding of them and has resolved my problem.

Thank you.

Best wishes,
Bhikkhu1991a.
Bhikkhu1991a
I'm here quite often ;-)


Joined: 04 Jan 2009
Posts: 441

English prepositions #6 (permalink) Fri Feb 03, 2012 13:46 pm   English prepositions
 

Alan,
1. Pleased at the outcome of the discussion.
1a. Pleased with the outcome of the discussion.
2. We were pleased at her kindness and invited her in to visit.
2a. We were pleased with her kindness and invited her in to visit.
3. I'm well pleased at his performance.
3a. I'm well pleased with his performance.
Please tell us which are correct.
Allifathima
I'm a Communicator ;-)


Joined: 12 Mar 2011
Posts: 7062

English prepositions #7 (permalink) Mon Feb 06, 2012 13:41 pm   English prepositions
 

Beesneees,
Could you please help me?
Allifathima
I'm a Communicator ;-)


Joined: 12 Mar 2011
Posts: 7062

English prepositions #8 (permalink) Mon Feb 06, 2012 17:49 pm   English prepositions
 

1 and 1a are both correct phrases, but are not complete sentences.
The rest are fine.
_________________
"Inside every old person is a young person wondering what happened."
Terry Pratchett
Beeesneees
Language Coach


Joined: 08 Apr 2010
Posts: 39144
Location: UK, born and bred

English prepositions #9 (permalink) Mon Feb 06, 2012 17:54 pm   English prepositions
 

Hi,

'Pleased at' usually refers to a verb/action.. 'Pleased with' usually refers to a noun.

Alan
_________________
English as a Second Language
You can read my ESL story Passive Voice
Alan
Co-founder
Alan Townend

Joined: 27 Sep 2003
Posts: 17284
Location: UK

Display posts from previous:   
My Friend doesnt understand how to make a sentence ! | 'dressing up' vs. 'dressing down'
ESL Forum | English Teacher Explanations (ESL Tests) All times are GMT + 1 Hour
Page 1 of 1
Latest topics on English Forums
to win big payout amountsTOEICŪ listening part III, set 18, exercise 7please check my presentationWhat is a school transcript?insidious creaturesDoubt on graduateHi everyone, can you give me some instructionMy dog loves lying on her dog bedthey are not indigenoustraverse the world.the horrendous bedbugWhat does insidious mean?what is a bear market?

 
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum

Get FREE English course via e-mail