Exercise 4: Writing with Prepositions
Part A: Writing with prepositional phrases.
Directions: Write sentences or one complete paragraph using the following prepositions to make prepositional phrases. After you have written your sentence, describe what relationship the preposition shows, for example direction, location, time, or exclusion.
above, for, to, on, towards, under, in, since
Part B: Writing with Problem Pairs
Directions: Write sentences or one complete paragraph using the following problem pairs. For each pair, make two different sentences using each of the prepositions in its own sentence. After writing the two sentences for each pair, explain why you chose the preposition that was used in your sentence.
For example: With the problem pair off/of, you will write one sentence using the preposition off and one sentence using the preposition of.
off/of, like/as, from/than, in/into, among/between
Part C: Writing with Idiomatic Prepositions
Directions: Write sentences or one complete paragraph using the following idiomatic prepositions. Before writing the sentence, use the dictionary to look up the word that accompanies the preposition. Write that definition before you make your own sentence.
rely on, confide in, interfere with, contrast with, disappointed at, buy from, familiar with, angry with, compensate for, borrow from, careless about, according to
Once you have completed your paragraphs or stories, schedule a tutoring session so that you can discuss them with a tutor.
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