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English for Today (October 7, 2018) by Ganiu Abisoye Bamgbose (GAB)

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English for Today (October 7, 2018) by Ganiu Abisoye Bamgbose (GAB)

Let’s discuss prepositions in context

She ate from a plate (not, with a plate). To eat with a plat0e will mean to eat together with the plate.

She came in a car (not with a car). To say come with a car will suggest that she came in the company of the car.

You have to buckle down to pass this exam (not buckle up). To buckle down is to tackle a task with determination while to buckle up is to fasten one’s seat belt.

You have to repent of your sins (not, from your sins).

Ganiu Abisoye Bamgbose
Academic Advisor, Distance Learning Centre, University of Ibadan;
&
Doctoral student of English, University of Ibadan.

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