Common mistakes with prepositions
Carla M.
em 11 de Julho de 2019

Common Mistakes In The Use of Prepositions

Correct:

  • George invests her money in the stock market.

Incorrect:

  • George invests her money on the stock market.

 

Correct: 

  • My birthday is in September.

Incorrect:

  • My birthday is on September.

 

Correct: 

  • Mary is married to a doctor.

Incorrect:

  • Mary is married with a doctor.

 

Correct:

  • It has been snowing since Saturday.

Incorrect:

  • It has been snowing from Saturday.

 

Correct:

  • She was afraid of dogs.

Incorrect:

  • She was afraid from dogs.

 

Correct:

  • His car is superior to mine.

Incorrect:

  • His car is superior than mine.

 

Correct:

  • John failed in chemistry last week.

Incorrect:

  • John failed from chemistry last week.

 

Correct:

  • You can insure against theft.

Incorrect:

  • You can insure for theft.

 

Correct:

  • We went on a trip last month.

Incorrect:

  • We went in a trip last month.

 

Correct:

  • His name was inscribed in the book.

Incorrect:

  • His name was inscribed by the book.

 

Correct:

  • John was just in time to catch the taxi.

Incorrect:

  • John was just on time to catch the taxi.

 

Correct:

  • George’s methods are different from yours.

Incorrect:

  • George’s methods are different than yours.

 

Correct:

  • There are more than 200 clients there.

Incorrect:

  • There are over 200 clients there.

 

Correct:

  • Our company is ashamed of him.

Incorrect:

  • Our company is ashamed for him.

 

Correct:

  • Mary feels superior to everybody else.

Incorrect:

  • Mary feels superior than everybody else.

 

Correct:

  • The customer was on time for the meeting.

Incorrect:

  • The customer was in time for the meeting.

 

Correct:

  • Look out of the window.

Incorrect:

  • Look out window.

 

Correct:

  • Meet the board members at the office.

Incorrect:

  • Meet the board members in the office.

 

Correct:

  • Our MD is aiming at leaving South America.

Incorrect:

  • Our MD is aiming for leaving South America.

 

Correct:

  • The player died of leukaemia.

Incorrect:

  • The player died from leukaemia.

 

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