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Lets Learn English – Prepositions

Prepositions often tell you where something is or when something happened.Prepositions are usually used in front of nouns or pronouns and they show the relationship between the noun or pronoun and other words in a sentence. The meanings of prepositions can be vary. From https://www.talkenglish.com/vocabulary/top-50-prepositions.aspx  The top 50 prepositions are as follow:

Word Frequency Type
with 1062 (preposition)
at 624 (preposition)
from 622 (preposition)
into 301 (preposition)
during 103 (preposition)
including 58 (preposition)
until 54 (preposition)
against 46 (preposition)
among 37 (preposition)
throughout 27 (preposition)
despite 17 (preposition)
towards 16 (preposition)
upon 15 (preposition)
concerning 3 (preposition)
of 5220 (preposition, auxiliary verb)
to 4951 (preposition, adverb)
in 2822 (preposition, adverb)
for 1752 (preposition, conjunction)
on 1087 (preposition, adverb, adjective)
by 706 (preposition, adverb)
about 451 (preposition, adverb, adjective)
like 324 (preposition, verb, conjunction)
through 235 (preposition, adverb, adjective)
over 170 (preposition, adjective, noun)
before 141 (preposition, adverb, conjunction)
between 137 (preposition, adverb)
after 110 (preposition, adjective, adverb)
since 107 (preposition, adverb, conjunction)
without 89 (preposition, adverb, conjunction)
under 70 (preposition, adverb, adjective)
within 46 (preposition, adverb)
along 45 (preposition, adverb)
following 39 (preposition, noun, adjective)
across 36 (preposition, adverb, adjective)
behind 22 (preposition, adverb, adjective)
beyond 20 (preposition, noun)
plus 14 (preposition, adjective, noun)
except 6 (preposition, conjunction, idiom)
but 626 (conjunction, preposition, adverb)
up 296 (adverb, preposition, adjective)
out 294 (adverb, preposition, adjective)
around 101 (adverb, preposition)
down 94 (adverb, preposition, adjective)
off 74 (adverb, preposition, adjective)
above 40 (adverb, preposition, adjective)
near 13 (adverb, preposition, adjective)

 

By the way, for standard 3 – there are only five preposition introduction:

  • In front of
  • behind
  • in
  • under
  • beside

Credit to https://unilifeapps.curtin.edu.au/TheLearningCentre/Display?book=5&page=78 for explaining the common error of prepositions

1. Using the wrong preposition

2. Omitting the preposition

3. Using an extra preposition

Four more things to remember about prepositions

1. The verb ‘to be’ + preposition + adjective

This is a common construction in English.

 

2. Nouns that follow common prepositions

Common prepositions (at, in, on, out of, under, for, of) are often used in combination with nouns.

3. Verbs that have a predetermined preposition (or two)

Many of our approximately 4000 regular verbs and 200 irregular verbs can be used in combination with prepositions.

 

Other verbs are linked more closely to one or possibly two prepositions. Below is a short list of 10 verbs that have one (or 2) predetermined prepositions.

Do you know any more verbs like this?

4. Idiomatic verb forms

We do not always link verbs to just one specific preposition. In fact, some verbs, when used idiomatically, are linked to many different prepositions to give that verb a specific meaning. The example below is the verb to get, which means to obtain or receive. Idiomatically, the verb takes on a great many meanings.

Indexed Journal 2018

  1. IJASCA (Scopus Indexed) FREE

IJASCA is a peer-reviewed journal, published three times a year that publishes articles which contribute in all areas of Advances in Soft Computing.

The aim of this journal is to provide a lively forum for the communication of original research papers and timely review articles on Advances in Soft Computing and Its Applications. IJASCA will publish only articles of the highest quality. Submissions will be evaluated on their originality and significance. IJASCA invites submissions in all areas of Soft Computing and Its Applications.

The scope of the journal includes, but is not limited to:

√       Soft Computing Fundamental and Optimization

√       Soft Computing for Big Data Era

√       GPU Computing for Machine Learning

√       Soft Computing Modeling for Perception and Spiritual Intelligence

√       Soft Computing and Agents Technology

√       Soft Computing in Computer Graphics

√       Soft Computing and Pattern Recognition

√       Soft Computing in Biomimetic Pattern Recognition

√       Data mining for Social Network Data

√       Spatial Data Mining & Information Retrieval

√       Intelligent Software Agent Systems and Architectures

√       Advanced Soft Computing and Multi-Objective Evolutionary Computation

√       Perception-Based Intelligent Decision Systems

√       Spiritual-Based Intelligent Systems

√       Soft Computing in Industry ApplicationsOther issues related to the Advances of Soft     Computing in various applications.

 

2. The International Journal of Interactive Multimedia and Artificial Intelligence (IJIMAI) – ISI Indexed FREE

Topics covered by IJIMAI include but are not limited to:

Artificial Intelligence

  • AI and Multimedia techniques for enhanced accesibility systems.
  • AI in Games.
  • AI for Software Engineering.
  • AI for Ubiquitous Computing.
  • AI for Web Intelligence Applications.
  • AI Parallel Processing Tools (hardware/software).
  • AI Tools for CAD and VLSI
  • AI Tools for Computer Vision and Speech Understanding.
  • AI Tools for Multimedia, Cognitive Informatics.
  • AI components for Service Oriented Arquitectures (SOA).
  • Neural Networks for AI.
  • Fuzzy logic systems.
  • Case base reasoning systems.
  • Heuristic and AI Planning Strategies and Tools,
  • Natural Language Understanding.

Soft Computing: Foundations, Methodologies and Management

  • Computer Networks.
  • Fuzzy Logic.
  • Domain Theory and tyoe theory.
  • Pattern Recognition.
  • Robotics.
  • Web Intelligence.

Data Mining and Knowledge Management

  • Knowledge-Based/Expert Systems.
  • Knowledge Management and Processing Tools.
  • Knowledge Representation Languages.
  • Data Mining and Machine Learning Tools.

Semantic Web, Web Services an Networks

  • Semantic Web.
  • Semantic Reasoners.
  • Semantic web services.
  • Upper ontologies.

Interactive Multimedia

  • Visual Perception.
  • Analysis/Design/Testing.
  • Social networks.
  • Human Computer Interactions
  • User Experience

3. 4th Visual Informatics International Seminar 2018 – Selected papers to Scopus Journal RM700

“Digital Transformation Landscape in the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR)” to cater the current needs on visual informatics in various research areas and industries. 2nd July 2018

4. Journal of Fundamental and Applied Sciences (JFAS) – ISI Indexed Free

It covers a wide range of academic disciplines, mainly:

  • Sciences of matter,
  • Engineering sciences,
  • Life sciences,
  • Medicine, Dentistry, Pharmacy, and Health Sciences,

Selamat Hari Raya 2018

Selamat hari raya dan maaf zahir batin.

Since Eid is time to be grateful. Good tips from Nouman Ali Khan to nurture ourselves during eid celebration:

1. make us people of grateful with what we have

2. Make us people of giving by give more to others.