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Note 125 – Prepositions v conjunctions

Although I’ve blogged about prepositions and conjunctions before, this blog is to clear up any confusions between the two. Preposition: the Collins English Dictionary & Thesaurus defines preposition as a “word marking relation between noun or pronoun and other words”.  Bernard C Lamb in The Queen’s English explains that prepositions “usually occur before the noun or pronoun … Continue reading

Note 122 – Prepositions: of, with and by

Would you say ‘she is bored of her friend’, ‘she is bored with her friend ’ or ‘she is bored by her friend’?  I have learnt today that the first option ‘she is bored of her friend’ is not an example of good writing.  Out of the prepositions of, with and by, the word of … Continue reading

Note 32 – Preposition words and phrases

This blog marks the start of month two of my writing challenge. If you are new to my blogs, you may wish to read the background to my challenge first –; however, if you would prefer to dive straight into note 32, then please read on… 1. What is a preposition word? John Seely … Continue reading

Note 31 – ‘Because of’ and ‘Due to’

Once I post this, I will have completed one month of blogging – only 11 months to go!  For the background to my writing challenge, please read my first blog by clicking the following link –  If you would prefer to dive straight into note 31, then please read on… ‘Because of’ and ‘Due to’ According to … Continue reading

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