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Choose the Right Preposition. 
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No 1: What's the difference between "Jump in the water." 
 and "Jump into the water."? 


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Choose the Right Preposition

He has a talent  ____  painting.

I voted ____ him  in the last  election.

He failed ____ many reasons.

He was bedridden ____ 8½    months.

In this climate you'd better put the beer ___ fridge, not on top of it.



She felt as if she were  ____ the frying pan and the fire.

He was putting rafters _____ the roof.

Cheating on examinations was ____ him.

When she changed her plans that September day,

I didn't know what was ____ her mind.

He always kept the cleanser and dish-brushes __ the sink.

The final bill came ____ fifty-five dollars.

They ran ____ the  door.

The detective was ____ my  track.

The river rose ____ its banks.

We actually tried to change lead __ gold.

That was _____ the 80s, mind you.

He was happy  _____ his entire life.           

Cadillac Bar is _______ the  street from  here.

Like a good banker, I hate to part ___ my money.

Cowboy Tex, which of course wasn't his real name, always drove _____the speed  limits.


I swam ______the Colorado River, all the way to Grand Canyon.
















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Choose the Right Preposition

He has a talent for painting.

Han har talang för att måla.

I voted for him in the last election.

Jag röstade på honom i senaste valet.

He failed for many reasons.

Han misslyckades av många anledningar.

He was bedridden for 8½ months.

Han var sängbunden i 8½ månad.

In this climate you'd better put the beer inside (in) the fridge, not on top of it.

I detta klimat är det bäst att ställa ölen i kylskåpet, 

inte på det.

She felt as if she were  between the frying pan and the fire.

Hon kände det som om hon var mellan 

stekpannan och elden (bildligt talat).

He was putting rafters beneath the roof.

Han satte upp takbjälkar (takstolar) under taket.

Cheating on examinations was beneath him.

Att fuska på prov var under hans värdighet.

When she changed her plans that September day,

I didn't know what was in back of (on) her mind.                  

Då (När) hon ändrade sina planer den där septemberdagen 

så visste jag inte vad hon hade i tankarna.

He always kept the cleanser and dish-brushes

underneath (under) the  sink.

Han förvarade alltid rengöringsmedlet och diskborstarna

under diskhon.

The final bill came to fifty-five dollars.

Sluträkningen blev på femtiofem dollar.

They ran out the door.

De sprang ut genom dörren.

The detective was on my track.

Detektiven (alt. kriminalpolismannen) var mig på spåren.

The river rose over its banks.

Floden steg över sina vallar.

We actually tried to change lead into gold.

Vi försökte verkligen att förvandla bly till guld.

That was in (during) the 80s, mind you.

Ursäkta mig men det var faktiskt på 80-talet.

He was happy throughout his entire life.

Han var lycklig hela sitt liv.

Cadillac Bar is up the street  from here.

Baren Cadillac ligger längre upp (bort) på den här gatan.

Like a good banker, I hate to part with my money.

Som en duktig (god) bankman så hatar jag att skiljas

från mina pengar.

Cowboy Tex, which of course wasn't his real name, always

drove within the speed  limits.

Cowboy Tex, vilket naturligtvis inte var hans riktiga namn,

körde alltid i tillåten hastighet.

I swam up the Colorado River, all the way to Grand Canyon. 

Jag simmade uppför Coloradofloden, hela vägen till Grand Canyon.




 

 

References (Bibliography):

1001 Pitfalls in English Grammar

Vincent Hopper, Professor of English, N.Y. University

Barron's Educational Series, Inc.

An Advanced English Grammar

§§173-178, §587

Christophersen & Sandved

MACMILLAN & Co Ltd

Better English

R. Gee & C. Watson

Usborne Publishing Ltd

De engelska prepositionerna

 

Sverker Brorström

Esselte Studium

Engelska prepositionsboken

Stieg Hargevik

Esselte Ordbok

Engelska prepositionsövningar

inkl facit

Stieg Hargevik

Studentlitteratur

Engelsk grammatik 

§§280-282

Elfstrand & Gabrielson

Språkförlaget

Engelsk universitetsgrammatik

§§400, 432, 435, 390, 393

Jan Svartvik & Olof Sager

Esselte Studium

English Grammar

chpt/kap 7

Erlich & Murphy 

McGraw-Hill Book Company

English Verb Conjugations

 

Vincent Hopper 

Barron's Educational Series, Inc.

Hargeviks engelska grammatik

§§209-234

Stieg Hargevik & Christina Hargevik

Almqvist & Wiksell

Modern engelsk grammatik

chpt/kap 8

Jan Svartvik & Olof Sager

Almqvist & Wiksell

The American College Dictionary

Random House, Inc.

The Oxford Guide to the English Language

Oxford University Press

The Oxford Universal Dictionary Illustrated 

Oxford University Press

 

 

 

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