The Ins and Outs of Prepositions: A Guidebook for ESL Students

The Ins and Outs of Prepositions: A Guidebook for ESL Students

by Jean Yates Ph.D.

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Overview

The Ins and Outs of Prepositions: A Guidebook for ESL Students by Jean Yates Ph.D.

This book, now in its revised second edition, was written primarily for ESL students. However, it's also useful in remedial English courses presented on high school and college freshman levels.

Students of English as a second language quickly discover that English is unlike their native tongue in the many ways it uses prepositions. The majority of other languages have relatively few prepositions, each of them serving many different communication purposes. English is different in that it has dozens of prepositions, none having exact equivalents in other languages. This book offers practical guidelines for correct preposition usage, and provides hundreds of examples that incorporate English prepositions into familiar contexts. The author examines more than 60 prepositions.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780764147289
Publisher: Barron's Educational Series, Incorporated
Publication date: 08/01/2011
Edition description: Second Edition
Pages: 312
Sales rank: 409,008
Product dimensions: 7.80(w) x 10.80(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction V

Part 1 The Prepositions

How to Use Part One 3

1 about 5

2 above 8

3 across 9

4 after 10

5 against 12

6 ahead of* 16

7 along 17

8 among 18

9 around 19

10 as 21

11 at 24

12 back to*/back from* 29

13 before 31

14 behind 32

15 below 33

16 beneath 36

17 beside 37

18 besides 38

19 between 39

20 beyond 40

21 but 43

22 by 44

23 close to* 47

24 despite/in spite of* 48

25 down 49

26 during 53

27 except 54

28 far from* 55

29 for 56

30 from 63

31 in 68

32 in back of* 80

33 in front of* 81

34 inside 82

35 instead of* 83

36 into 86

37 like 88

38 near 89

39 next to* 90

40 of 91

41 off 99

42 on 103

43 onto 113

44 on top of* 114

45 opposite 115

46 out 118

47 outside 123

48 over 124

49 past 128

50 through 129

51 throughout 132

52 to 135

53 toward 141

54 towards 142

55 under 143

56 underneath 145

57 until 148

58 up 149

59 with 155

60 within 161

61 without 162

Part 2 Prepositions by Function

Time 167

Location 170

Direction 175

Number 177

Weather 179

Source of Information 180

Affiliation 181

Description 182

Wearing 183

Topic 184

Recipient 186

State 188

Separation 190

Attitude 191

Behavior 193

Part 3 Using Prepositions

Prepositional Phrases 199

Prepositions in Questions 205

Prepositions in Noun Clauses 209

Prepositions in Adjective Clauses 211

Phrasal Verbs 213

Prepositions as Prefixes in Nouns, Adjectives, and Verbs 245

Part 4 Answers and Glossary

Answers to Exercises 253

Glossary 264

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