Agriculture
Springing forward
Fast-flying fungal spores
New Gene Fights Potato Blight
Amphibians
Newts
Salamanders
Tree Frogs
Animals
Hearing Whales
Monkeys Count
Saving Africa's Wild Dogs
Behavior
Surprise Visitor
Storing Memories before Bedtime
Island of Hope
Birds
Finches
Robins
Eagles
Chemistry and Materials
Diamond Glow
When frog gender flips
Atomic Drive
Computers
A New Look at Saturn's rings
Middle school science adventures
The Earth-bound asteroid scientists saw coming
Dinosaurs and Fossils
Watery Fate for Nature's Gliders
Winged Insects May Go Way Back
The bug that may have killed a dinosaur
E Learning Jamaica
E Learning in Jamaica WIN PRIZES and try our Fun Animated Games
2014 GSAT Results for Jamaican Kids
Results of GSAT are in schools this week
Earth
A Volcano Wakes Up
Slip Slidin' Away—Under the Sea
Farms sprout in cities
Environment
Eating Up Foul Sewage Smells
Lessons from a Lonely Tortoise
Antarctica warms, which threatens penguins
Finding the Past
Settling the Americas
If Only Bones Could Speak
Chicken of the Sea
Fish
Salmon
Angler Fish
Dogfish
Food and Nutrition
How Super Are Superfruits?
A Pepper Part that Burns Fat
The mercury in that tuna
GSAT English Rules
Pronouns
Whoever vs. Whomever
Who vs. Whom
GSAT Exam Preparation Jamaica
GSAT Exam Preparation
March 21-22, 2013: Over 43,000 students will take the GSAT Exam
E Learning in Jamaica WIN PRIZES and try our Fun Animated Games
GSAT Exams Jamaica Scholarships
GSAT Exam Preparation
Results of GSAT are in schools this week
42,000 students will sit for the GSAT Exam in two weeks
GSAT Mathematics
Math of the World
Play for Science
42,000 students will sit for the GSAT Exam in two weeks
Human Body
A Long Trek to Asia
A Fix for Injured Knees
Sea Kids See Clearly Underwater
Invertebrates
Lobsters
Squid
Scorpions
Mammals
Prairie Dogs
Squirrels
African Jackal
Parents
Choosing a Preschool: What to Consider
What Not to Say to Emerging Readers
The Surprising Meaning and Benefits of Nursery Rhymes
Physics
Black Hole Journey
Project Music
Thinner Air, Less Splatter
Plants
A Change in Leaf Color
Bright Blooms That Glow
Fast-flying fungal spores
Reptiles
Iguanas
Komodo Dragons
Asp
Space and Astronomy
Intruder Alert: Sweeping Space for Dust
A Dead Star's Dusty Ring
Chaos Among the Planets
Technology and Engineering
Algae Motors
Morphing a Wing to Save Fuel
Beyond Bar Codes
The Parts of Speech
Problems with Prepositions
Adjectives and Adverbs
What is a Verb?
Transportation
Robots on the Road, Again
Morphing a Wing to Save Fuel
Robots on a Rocky Road
Weather
Arctic Melt
In Antarctica watch the heat (and your step)
A Dire Shortage of Water
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™