Prepositional Phrases

Compare these preposition phrases and “the mistakes with prepositions” post. Click on the Prepositions category over to the right.

Most common phrases here are:

at a discount, out of breath, out of control, out of date, in time, in demand, by chance, by accident, on schedule, on the road, on a diet

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How Are You Feeling?

Positive feelings make you feel good.

Negative feelings make you feel bad.

All feeling words are adjectives.

I am feeling excited, grateful and impulsive 🙂

Which three adjectives speak to you?

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Mistakes With Prepositions

Preposition mistakes happen when the wrong preposition is used. For example “They reached at the airport at 6pm.” -incorrect . “They reached the airport at 6pm.” – correct.

These are typical mistakes that I hear from English students. Especially 3 and 4. 8 is ok both ways.

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Common Idioms

Here are common idioms with meanings and examples.

A blessing in disguise, actions speak louder than words, a piece of cake, beating around the bush, break a leg, can’t stand it, check out that, close but no cigar, don’t sweat it, driving me bananas, easier said than done, get over it.

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Take a look :)

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Collocations with “take” such as take part in something, take time, take a look, take a bath, take a shower, take a break, take a chance, take a picture, take a decision, take a bite. See where you can use these other collocations with take.

Examples of changing tenses and the person. The first two examples are grammatically different than the others.

(1) take part in something

I’m going to / I will take part in a school activity.

You can / may / should take part in it. (some activity)

We took part in the discssion.

They’ve taken part in it before.


(2) take time

I’m going to / I will take my time.

You can / may / should take your time.

We took our time.

They’ve taken their time.


(3) take a look

I’m going to / I will take a look at it.

You can / may / should take a look at it tomorrow.

We took a look at it this morning.

They’ve taken a look at it before.

You are awesome :)

You are awesome! See how many of these awesome synonyms you can use to describe yourself, your family and friends.

Awesome synonyms – outstanding, astounding, staggering, incredible, astonishing, awe- inspiring, superb, wonderful, incredible, tremendous, splendid, spectacular, stunning, sublime, breathtaking, grand, badass, amazing, phenomenal, resplendent

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