Judy Steiner-Wlliams examines a variety of prepositions by showing the impact of a preposition on a sentence’s meaning. In this video, examples of prepositional pairs and phrases, implied prepositions, and even regional differences are noted, along with common errors to avoid when choosing and using prepositions.
- [Tutor] Congratulations in you!…I'm going on the meeting in 30 minutes.…Did either of those make sense to you?…Probably not.…Let's change in and on to to;…congratulations to you,…I'm going to the meeting in 30 minutes.…How unimportant those little words in,…to, and on look in a sentence,…but oh the difference they can make;…those prepositions.…Do you want me to wait on you or for you?…That depends.…
If you want me to stay until you arrive,…then I will wait for you.…But if you want me to bring you your coffee…and bagel then I will be waiting on you.…Should the picture frame be put on the table…or onto the table?…The frame should be placed onto the table;…something is placed onto something else.…But if that object is already in place…then it's on the other object;…the picture frame was on the table.…Do you differ with me or differ from me?…Or are you different from me…or different than me?…Do we disagree on the new policy?…Then I differ with you.…
But do we like different clothing styles?…Then I differ from you on our preferred style.…
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- Identify irregular verbs and explain how to use them appropriately in all tenses.
- List the seven coordinating conjunctions.
- Recognize commonly misused and misunderstood words.
- Determine correct comma placement.
- Explain the difference between a colon and a semicolon.
- Name the four sentence structures.