Agriculture
Keeping Bugs Away from Food
New Gene Fights Potato Blight
Microbes at the Gas Pump
Amphibians
Frogs and Toads
Newts
Salamanders and Newts
Animals
Cannibal Crickets
Cacophony Acoustics
A Wild Ferret Rise
Behavior
Supersonic Splash
Body clocks
Pipefish power from mom
Birds
Pheasants
Albatrosses
Lovebirds
Chemistry and Materials
Unscrambling a Gem of a Mystery
The newest superheavy in town
Smelly Traps for Lampreys
Computers
Galaxies on the go
Lighting goes digital
Hitting the redo button on evolution
Dinosaurs and Fossils
Have shell, will travel
Tiny Pterodactyl
A Rainforest Trapped in Amber
E Learning Jamaica
Results of GSAT are in schools this week
2014 GSAT Results for Jamaican Kids
E Learning in Jamaica WIN PRIZES and try our Fun Animated Games
Earth
Earth's Lowly Rumble
Rodent Rubbish as an Ice-Age Thermometer
Giving Sharks Safe Homes
Environment
Blooming Jellies
Forests as a Tsunami Shield
Seabirds Deliver Arctic Pollutants
Finding the Past
Traces of Ancient Campfires
Stonehenge Settlement
Of Lice and Old Clothes
Fish
Manta Rays
Saltwater Fish
Whale Sharks
Food and Nutrition
Allergies: From Bee Stings to Peanuts
In Search of the Perfect French Fry
The mercury in that tuna
GSAT English Rules
Pronouns
Who vs. Whom
Who vs. That vs. Which
GSAT Exam Preparation Jamaica
The Annual GSAT Scholarships
GSAT Practice Papers | GSAT Mathematics | Maths
Mastering The GSAT Exam
GSAT Exams Jamaica Scholarships
2014 GSAT Results for Jamaican Kids
GSAT Practice Papers | GSAT Mathematics | Maths
Results of GSAT are in schools this week
GSAT Mathematics
Math is a real brain bender
Math of the World
A Sweet Advance in Candy Packing
Human Body
Attacking Asthma
Running with Sneaker Science
Heavy Sleep
Invertebrates
Clams
Beetles
Flies
Mammals
Ferrets
African Mammals
Weasels and Kin
Parents
What Not to Say to Emerging Readers
The Surprising Meaning and Benefits of Nursery Rhymes
Children and Media
Physics
Electric Backpack
Dreams of Floating in Space
Gaining a Swift Lift
Plants
Bright Blooms That Glow
Tracking the Sun Improves Plant Pollen
Fungus Hunt
Reptiles
Rattlesnakes
Snapping Turtles
Sea Turtles
Space and Astronomy
Ready, Set, Supernova
Wrong-way planets do gymnastics
Catching a Comet's Tail
Technology and Engineering
Beyond Bar Codes
Are Propellers Fin-ished?
A Light Delay
The Parts of Speech
Problems with Prepositions
Adjectives and Adverbs
Countable and Uncountable Nouns
Transportation
Are Propellers Fin-ished?
Ready, unplug, drive
Tinkering With the Basic Bike
Weather
The Best Defense Is a Good Snow Fence
Arctic Melt
In Antarctica watch the heat (and your step)
Add your Article

Problems with Prepositions

Rule 1

You may end a sentence with a preposition. Just do not use extra prepositions when the meaning is clear without them.

Correct:
That is something I cannot agree with.
That is something with which I cannot agree.

Correct:
Where did he go?

Incorrect:
Where did he go to?

Correct:
Where did you get this?

Incorrect:
Where did you get this at?

Correct:
I will go later.

Incorrect:
I will go later on.

Correct:
Take your shoes off the bed.

Incorrect:
Take your shoes off of the bed.

Correct:
You may look out the window.

Incorrect:
You may look out of the window.

Correct:
Cut it into small pieces.

Incorrect:
Cut it up into small pieces.

Rule 2

Use on with expressions that indicate the time of an occurrence.

Examples:
He was born on December 23.
We will arrive on the fourth.

Rule 3

Of should never be used in place of have.

Correct:
I should have done it.

Incorrect:
I should of done it.

Rule 4

Between refers to two. Among is used for three or more.

Examples:
Divide the candy between the two of you.
Divide the candy among the three of you.

Rule 5

The word like may be used as a preposition and in informal writing, as a conjunction. In formal writing, use as, as if, or as though rather than like as the conjunction.

Examples:
Prepositional usage
You look so much like your mother.
Conjunction usage
You look like you are angry.
OR
You look as if you are angry.

I need more understanding


I'm ready for the quiz

Problems with Prepositions









Designed and Powered by HBJamaica.com™